A boy hugs his mother tightly （緊緊的）as he only has three minutes to meet her when the train parks on the platform（站臺） in Hehang Station, Central China's Hunan province（省份）, Feb 10, 2018. [Photo/VCG]
Pressures could result in problems further down the line. Li Hongyang reports.
In 2016, the government introduced the second-child policy（二胎政策）, which allowed every couple to have two children. The move was aimed at reversing the decline in the nation's workforce.
However, as the policy really begins to have an impact, women who want to have a second child are subject to greater pressure from both employers and families, according to experts and employment market reports.
Those pressures may result in fewer women entering the job market, which could prompt an economic slowdown, they said.
Data from the World Bank（世界銀行） show that the participation rate of China's female labor force was 73.2 percent in 1990, but fell to 60.9 percent last year－still above the global average.