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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China’s working-age population will fall 23% by 2050

Posted by on Aug 17, 2016 in Breaking News, Population Control

The number of working age people in China is set to fall to 700 million by 2050 – a decline of nearly a quarter, according to a government spokesman. The working-age population has been in decline since 2012, with the number of people aged 16-59 predicted to be 830 million in 2030. The demographic is expected to decline sharply after this, by 7.6 million on average each year from 2030 to 2050, said Li Zhong, from the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security. An...

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Mercatornet: Unprecedented Population Reversal

Posted by on Aug 17, 2016 in Breaking News, Population Control

Late last week Joseph Chamie, an independent consulting demographer and a former director of the United Nations Population Division, wrote an interesting opinion piece entitled ‘The historic reversal of populations’. The “historic reversal” to which Chamie refers is the demographic turning point when children in a population become fewer than its elderly. He writes: Throughout human history children were substantially more numerous than the elderly. Even a half century ago,...

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First Time in Human History': People 65 and Older Will Outnumber Children Under 5

Posted by on Apr 4, 2016 in Population Control

(CNSNews.com) – Sometime in the next four years the global population of human beings who are 65 and older will surpass those under 5 for the first time, according to a new report from the U.S. Census Bureau. “For the first time in human history, people aged 65 and older will outnumber children under age 5,” says the report, entitled “An Aging World: 2015.” “This crossing is just around the corner, before 2020,” says the report. “These two age groups will then...

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