A non-public survey confirmed Thursday that 30.5% of fogeys with kids as much as 6 years previous in Japan need extra infants, up from 21.3% a 12 months earlier than and the best for the reason that survey started in 2018.
The results of the survey by Meiji Yasuda Life Insurance coverage Co. appears to replicate lowered financial burdens on mother and father because of the federal government’s program to make preschool training and care providers freed from cost, the corporate stated.
Additionally, individuals are apparently discovering it simpler to stability child-rearing with work as a result of teleworking has turn out to be extra widespread amid the COVID-19 disaster, it stated.
The common month-to-month spending on kids fell to a document low of ¥36,247, down from ¥40,687 a 12 months earlier than.
The survey additionally confirmed that ladies need their husbands to take 94 days of paternity depart on common, whereas males truly took a median of solely seven days off.
“Males have to get entangled in child-rearing extra actively by taking paternity depart for the size thought-about to be ideally suited by their wives,” the insurance coverage agency stated.
The survey was carried out on-line from June 12 to June 15 on a complete of 1,100 married women and men with no less than one youngster beneath age 6.