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  1. 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 ...

  2. Squeezed out of the marriage game

    Posted Oct 22nd 2005, 12:00am by Paul Yip

    ... awareness of the problem. The changes we are witnessing in marriage patterns will continue to have a profound impact on the city's fertility rate, which now stands at 0.9 children born per woman- the lowest in the world. We have to accept the fact that there is little prospect of a rebound in the fertility rate in the near future, despite some claims to the contrary. The myth ...

  3. One-child policy questioned as population ages rapidly

    Posted Dec 31st 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... predicting for 2050. Zhang Yi, from the academy's Institute of Population and Labour Economics, said the lower and earlier population peak was due to the low fertility and low mortality rates. Professor Zhang said this was in sharp contrast to the high fertility rates registered before the one-child family planning policy was introduced in the late 1970s. But population analysts ...

  4. Mayor rejects marriage proposal

    Posted Feb 25th 2005, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... Yam-kuen that Hong Kong should consider ways to attract 'young, single men' to the city. Hong Kong has a low fertility rate and there will be just 70 men for every 100 women by 2031. Mr ... Josephine Ma The mayor of China's most populous city yesterday said he would not support deliberate efforts to promote cross-border marriages to raise Hong Kong's birth rate ...

  5. HK's ageing population is a growing cause for concern

    Posted Jun 29th 2005, 12:00am by Allan Nam

    ... Reports by Allan Nam The lowest fertility rate in the world is exacerbating the problem and the government must act quickly EARLIER THIS YEAR, Secretary for Health, Welfare and Food York ... expectancies- life expectancy has lengthened to 78 years from 72 for men and to 85 years from 79 for women- Hong Kong's fertility rate has dropped alarmingly and is the world's lowest. ...

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

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

    ... of lights' a thing or two about persuading women to have babies. Its fertility rate is 1.9 per woman, one of the highest in Europe but still under the 2.07 needed to avoid natural population decline. ... fertility rates is making sure that women can both have children and work, because 'if we force them to choose between working or being mothers they will choose work'. One working mother ...

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

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

    ... and population taskforce head, said 'we have to come up with some ideas' about how to increase the fertility rate. Mr Tsang on Monday urged couples to have at least three children to help ... 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 ...

  8. Do we know the real man?

    Posted Jun 18th 2005, 12:00am by Christine Loh

    ... children to stem our declining fertility rate showed more than just poor judgment. Fertility rates depend on people's desire to have children, social norms and economic conditions. The size ...

  9. Fast action urged to upgrade the workforce

    Posted Apr 27th 2005, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... Dennis Eng A warning was issued to the government yesterday that it must act quickly to improve Hong Kong's labour force. The number of retirees is expected to increase by a third to more than 1 million by 2015, placing a burden on welfare and health-care spending, academics say. The ageing population, and steadily declining fertility rates, meant working couples would have ...

  10. Ignorance of fertility problems costing HK

    Posted Nov 17th 2005, 12:00am by Barclay Crawford

    ... of the world- which could have a bearing on the fertility rate. 'This is going on across the world but Hong Kong has really become a model for the 21st century,' Mr Dychtwald said. 'If ... in fertility. But he said Hong Kong was better placed than other countries with low birth rates, such as Japan, because there was a ready supply of immigrants from China on the doorstep. ...




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