The Blue Paper on Women’s Lives, released on Tuesday, states that in 10 surveyed cities (Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Taiyuan, Changsha, Dalian, Chengdu, Lanzhou, Ningbo and Harbin), Chinese women account for an average of 35.8 percent of their family incomes. The survey was conducted by Women of China magazine, the Huakun Women’s Life Survey Center and Huakun Women’s Consumption Guidance Center and used the data of 10,000 households. The survey concluded that, on average, women work 8.4 hours per day and earn RMB 4,900 a month. However, 85.3 percent of women surveyed said that they felt pressured at work, Beijing women were the worst affected by this.
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