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Monday, October 16, 2006

Single-parent job plan fuels divorce frenzy

"BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese education officials have scrapped a job cut plan that allowed single-parent teachers with children to stay in work after it prompted a rash of divorces, a Chinese newspaper said on Wednesday.

The plan to cut teachers in primary and middle schools in Dandong, in northeastern Liaoning province, had resulted in 41 teachers at a single school filing for divorce in a week, the Shanghai Daily reported.

"In comparison, their town divorced a total of 34 couples in the whole of 2005," the paper said."

To those who ignore the law of unintended consequences and continue to push statist policies, we salute you! Whole thing here.


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