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Why Taiwan’s birth rate is so low

2018/09/01 10:00

Taiwan’s population of 23 million people grew at its slowest pace in history last year and is forecast to begin declining in a few years. The island’s fertility rate – at an average of 1.1 child for women of childbearing age - is the 3rd lowest in the world, after Singapore and Macau. Taiwan’s government recently announced measures to encourage more couples to have babies, including offering childcare subsidies. Let’s hear from one couple on the challenges of having children in modern day Taiwanese society and why an increasing number of people are choosing not to have kids.

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