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Chinese working women will rue three-child policy

HONG KONG (Reuters Breakingviews) - Beijing will allow married Chinese couples to have three children, a sign of desperation. Firming the social safety net might help boost births. But the men who run...

Can the three-child policy solve China's demographic crisis?

China has been trying to come up with effective measures to deal with its looming demographic crisis over the past few years. The government's latest measure is allowing married couples to have th...

China: New 3-child policy approved by Politburo

China's Politburo decided in a meeting on Monday overseen by President Xi Jinping to allow families to have up to three children in the future, according to state news agency Xinhua. Xinhua repor...

US birth rate falls to lowest point in more than a century

NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. birth rate fell 4% last year, the largest single-year decrease in nearly 50 years, according to a government report being released Wednesday. The rate droppe...

Booms in Idaho, Utah buck the curve of slowing US growth

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Two Western states known for their rugged landscapes and wide-open spaces are bucking the trend of sluggish U.S. population growth, which dipped to the lowest level since the Gre...

19,000 teachers face job losses as low birth rate causes school closures

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — More than 40 private schools in Taiwan are on the verge of closure due to the low fertility rate and up to 19,000 teachers face job losses, according to a private school c...

Taiwan has lowest birth rate in world: CIA

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan now has the lowest birth rate in the world, according to the CIA. In the CIA's latest report on the total fertility rate (TFR), which assesses the average nu...

Quality lifestyle asks for more quality baby hampers - Give Gift Boutique helps children with special needs by supporting charitable activities

HONG KONG SAR - Media OutReach - 14 April 2021 - Despite the decline in Hong Kong's fertility rate, baby care products have shown their great market potential, and the sales of baby gifts and baby ...

COVID: A game changer for illegal home care work in Germany?

No German contract, no German health insurance. Cash in hand, though not much of it. Nearly three-quarters of a million women — mostly from Poland, Slovakia, Romania and Bulgaria — provide...

China's census could point to a looming demographic slide

China’s once-a-decade census is expected to show a further fall in the percentage of young people in its fast-aging population as high living costs and an aversion to having children among urban...

Coronavirus: Pandemic leads to baby bust rather than boom

As things stand, the coronavirus pandemic didn't contribute to population growth last year — at least not in the largest EU countries. After the terrible first wave of the epidemic claimed ...

Taiwan records lowest number of marriages in over a decade

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The number of marriages in Taiwan has dropped to a new low in over a decade, with only 121,702 couples having registered as partners in 2020. According to the Ministry ...

Taipei sees largest population drop since 1993

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei has experienced the sharpest decline in its population since 1993, according to recent statistics released by the Ministry of the Interior (MOI). The MOI figures...

Taiwan records smallest number of marriages in over 10 years

The number of marriages in Taiwan dropped in 2020 to a low over one decade, while the country's population declined for the first time in recorded history, the Ministry of the Interior (MOI) said ...

Taiwan sees first ever negative population growth

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan recorded a population decline for the first time in history, as the nation's deaths outnumbered births by nearly 10,000 in the last 12 months. Ministry of th...