Of Cabbages and Kings

November 8, 2008

The going rate for manufacturing a baby

Filed under: Across the Universe — Tags: , , , , — Chinmayi @ 10:59 pm

is apparently 40,000 RMB if you are a middle school graduate and not very pretty, and 100,000 RMB if you have a bachelor’s degree and are pretty. 

Sigh, what will the chinese come up with next. 

Source: Marginal revolution. Read the entire post here

This begs several questions though, not the least of which is whether we can see this as the market price for childbirth generally. Even if it comes in the specific context of surrogate parenting, perhaps it implies that a natural mother is measured in terms of her looks and resume.


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