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  1. We won't push birth rate: health chief

    Posted Feb 24th 2005, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... Mary Ann Benitez Hong Kong is not Singapore, the health chief insisted yesterday when asked if the government would adopt a Lion City-style tax-incentive package to boost the birth rate ... alleviate the ageing population problem. Hong Kong's birth rate was the lowest in the world at 0.94 children per woman of child-bearing age in 2003. Last year's rate, to be announced ...

  2. Think-tank mulls ways to boost record low birth rate

    Posted Sep 24th 2005, 12:00am by Ravina Shamdasani, Vivienne Chow

    ... Ravina Shamdasani and Vivienne Chow Exemption from maid levy and paternity leave considered A government think-tank studying Hong Kong's birth rate is reportedly considering exempting ... Policy while he was chief secretary, called on Hong Kong couples to have at least three children to help alleviate the ageing population problem. Hong Kong's birth rate was the lowest ...

  3. Boosting the birth rate critical for HK's future

    Posted Sep 24th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... sliding birth rate. It will say no more. Its advice will be confidential to the government in its deliberations on population policy. Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen is taking a personal ... more children. It would be best for them to have three, he said. The policy unit has an unenviable task. Advanced economies around the world face population ageing through falling birth rates ...

  4. Incentives may be offered to boost birth rate

    Posted Feb 22nd 2005, 12:00am by Gary Cheung, Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... three children in a desperate attempt to halt the sliding birth rate. This was disclosed by Chief Secretary and population taskforce chief Donald Tsang Yam-kuen, who said 'we have to come up with some ideas' to lift the fertility rate. 'Couples, particularly the younger ones, should at least give birth to three kids to help alleviate the ageing population,' Mr ...

  5. Birth rate to further decline, survey shows

    Posted Mar 10th 2005, 12:00am by Lilian Goh

    ... LILIAN GOH FACED WITH a sharp decline in birth rate and an ageing population, the government has encouraged couples to have as many as three babies in a family. But a recent survey shows that only 53.8 per cent of young people want children and their average ideal is two children. The survey, conducted by The Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups (HKFYP), interviewed 505 young people ...

  6. Three-child policy

    Posted Feb 23rd 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The government wants Hong Kong couples to have three children in an attempt to halt the sliding birth rate, and may offer tax cuts among incentives. What do you think of these measures to lift the fertility rate? Share your views: write to us ...

  7. Baby boosters?

    Posted Sep 25th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Is the Central Policy Unit approaching the problem of lifting Hong Kong's birth rate the right way? The think-tank's ideas to encourage couples to have babies include exemption from the domestic helper levy and paternity leave. Share your views: write to us ...

  8. Go forth and multiply

    Posted Apr 15th 2005, 12:00am by Nick Squires

    ... drought. Historically low birth rates mean that there will be fewer and fewer children around in future. Playgrounds will stand empty. Large family homes will be abandoned in favour of townhouses and apartments. Schools will be converted to other uses. It may sound like scaremongering, but the figures tend to bear out the gloomy prognosis. Australia's birth rate has fallen to 1.75 children ...

  9. Baby subsidies won't solve population decline

    Posted Feb 22nd 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to take a closer look at Hong Kong population trends that include declining birth rates over the past decade. But it might be best to look into other options before signing up for a programme of incentives for couples to give birth, which is sure to be an expensive, long-term commitment. Hong Kong's birth rate, at 950 per 1,000 women, is the lowest in the world. It would have ...

  10. Surrogacy won't boost births, say experts

    Posted Jun 19th 2005, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... Kong's rock-bottom birth rate despite the concerns over the consequences of an ageing population, say experts. Leong Che-hung, the chairman of the Council on Human Reproductive Technology, also ... these categories under the legal requirements. 'So the practice would not help boost the city's birth rate because the law itself is not for the purpose of promoting surrogacy in Hong Kong,' ...




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