30 Nov '11, 3am

70% of Chinese women think marrying well is more important than doing well: Survey

(CHINA DAILY/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Which is more important, to marry well or to do well? That is an old question for Chinese women. Now it seems a majority of women have reached consensus. A newly published survey shows that 70 per cent think that marrying well is more important than doing well, Beijing Morning Post reported Tuesday. The result astonished scholars who have long been studying women's issues. The survey was conducted by China Association of Marriage and Family Studies in 2010. The survey shows that the belief that women are inferior to men are deep-rooted in many women, and that it's difficult for women to do well or even better than men. Therefore, there's still a long way to go before achieving gender equality, said association General Secretary Fan Aiguo, who was involved in doing the survey. Meanwhile, people show more tolerant attitudes toward 'the other...

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