Burying ‘One Child’ Limits, China Pushes Women to Have More Babies

Posted by on Aug 13, 2018 in Population Control

“Almost three years after easing its “one child” policy and allowing couples to have two children, the government has begun to acknowledge that its efforts to raise the country’s birthrate are faltering because parents are deciding against having more children. Officials are now scrambling to devise ways to stimulate a baby boom, worried that a looming demographic crisis could imperil economic growth — and undercut the ruling Communist Party and its...

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Thailand bets on ‘magic pills’ to boost declining birth rate

Posted by on Feb 15, 2018 in Population Control

BANGKOK (REUTERS) – Thailand has tried cash bonuses and tax incentives to boost the country’s birth rate, but on Valentine’s Day today (Feb 14), it adopted a new approach – handing out vitamin pills. Like several other Asian countries, Thailand is ageing rapidly. Birth rates have dropped sharply from more than 6 children per woman in 1960 to 1.5 in 2015, according to World Bank figures. In Bangkok, health officials handed out folic acid and iron...

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