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Survey: 40 pct women change jobs for babies

By Tu Lufang (Beijing Daily)

16:01, March 12, 2012

Edited and translated by People's Daily Online

Facing the dilemma between career and family, about 40 percent of women choose to change their jobs due to giving birth, according to a special "Women's Day" survey released recently by zhaopin.com.

The survey also shows that the females who want to be successful career women have clearly decreased compared to these of two years ago.

More than 7,000 employers participated into the survey. Compared to the past, current female workers do not only pursue the success in career, but concern more about the balance between job and life.

In the survey, about 72 percent of female workers want to become successful career women, down 17.6 percentage point compared to that of 2010. Regarding specific jobs, many women's highest career goal is to be a senior manager.

As the pace of life is accelerating and the competition is becoming fiercer, female workers are also working as hard as males. They often work overnight, and many have unconsciously delayed their marriages and giving birth to a child.

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