Beijing's women sadder than those in other top cities

16:50, August 26, 2010      

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A recent report shows that Beijing's position in the female life quality evaluation index was off sharply compared with the fourth survey, ranking second from the bottom out of 10 cities, including Shanghai, Guangzhou and Qingdao.

The "2009-2010 Blue Book on the Lives of Women" or the fifth life quality survey of Chinese urban women, was released on Aug. 24.

The survey was conducted by Huakun Women's Life Survey Center and the Women of China Magazine from August to October 2009 in 10 cities, including Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Qingdao, and collected a total of nearly 463,000 pieces of data.

According to the survey, urban women‘s overall evaluation on life quality stood at 61, two points lower than in the fourth survey. This is because of two key factors: a decline in the rate of increase in salaries and living in polluted environments.

Hangzhou's female life quality evaluation index stood at about 84, the highest among the 10 cities. Zhengzhou ranked second and Shenzhen ranked third. Beijing's position in the female life quality evaluation index was off sharply compared with that in the fourth survey.

However, a bright point in the survey was that over 80 percent of surveyed women consider the local public security situation to be good and Qingdao's public security situation was the best, followed by Beijing and Zhengzhou.

The change in the income of women in Beijing is the greatest among 10 cities, with the proportions of those whose income had a considerate rise or decline being both higher than that of women in other cities, according to the survey.

Furthermore, the change in the incomes of women aged 30 to 40 in Beijing was the greatest among all age groups. Among them, the proportions of those whose income had a considerable or slight rise or a considerable decline were all highest among all age groups.

By People's Daily Online


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