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Table 2 Preferred and actual fertility in China, by woman’s employment status, 2006

From: Jobs and kids: female employment and fertility in China

Preferred number of children Not employed Employed
Frequency Percent Frequency Percent
0 51 3.369 31 3.686
1 502 33.157 524 62.307
2 756 49.934 230 27.348
3 172 11.361 51 6.064
4 20 1.321 4 0.476
5 11 0.727 0 0.000
6 2 0.132 1 0.119
Total 1514 100.000 841 100.000
Actual number of children Not employed Employed
Frequency Percent Frequency Percent
0 67 4.425 57 6.778
1 600 39.630 591 70.273
2 678 44.782 165 19.620
3 143 9.445 24 2.854
4 17 1.123 3 0.357
5 9 0.594 0 0.000
6 0 0.000 1 0.119
Total 1514 100.000 841 100.000