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  1. Drop in fertility rate raises concern

    Posted Apr 10th 2007, 12:00am by Laura Liu

    ... children. Baby bother The fertility rate for women on the mainland last year (children born per woman) 1.73 ... Laura Liu The mainland's infertility rate is rising because of changing lifestyles, raising concern among medical experts, Xinhua reported yesterday. In some regions, between 7 and 10 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/588414/drop-fertility-rate-raises-concern
  2. Fertility clinics see doubling of client load

    Posted May 14th 2007, 12:00am by Lilian Goh

    ... To meet the demand, the association opened a new clinic in Tsuen Wan in March. Fertility problems can be caused by a number of factors. For example, a husband may have a low sperm count ... that the increasing demand for fertility services was linked to people marrying later in life. 'We respect people's choice on whether to have babies or not. We don't blindly encourage people ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/592742/fertility-clinics-see-doubling-client-load
  3. Fertile grounds for predicting growth

    Posted Mar 19th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... versus coastal ports is a good way of measuring domestic demand- and he notes that inland traffic has been growing at a much faster rate since 2005. For a global picture, the Baltic Dry Index ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/585652/fertile-grounds-predicting-growth
  4. Fertile grounds for predicting growth

    Posted Mar 18th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... that inland traffic has been growing at a much faster rate since 2005. For a global picture, the Baltic Dry Index is also worth a glance. The London-based index provides a daily measure of how much ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/585508/fertile-grounds-predicting-growth
  5. Baby boom or bust?

    Posted Mar 23rd 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Hong Kong's population will not be sustainable, says one Italian expert, if the city relies on immigrants without persuading families here to have more children. Should more be done to increase the fertility rate? ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/586115/baby-boom-or-bust
  6. HK's population 'unsustainable'

    Posted Mar 22nd 2007, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... The government should adopt a mixed approach- increasing the fertility rate, encouraging immigration and maintaining a stable, short-term labour force such as domestic helpers, demographer Antonio Golini said. 'The more rapid the decline in the fertility rate, the more rapid and intense the ageing of the population,' Professor Golini said. The University of Rome demographer was invited ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/586002/hks-population-unsustainable
  7. Relying on migrants too risky, says expert

    Posted Mar 22nd 2007, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... warned. The government should adopt a mixed approach- increasing the fertility rate, encouraging immigration and maintaining a stable short-term labour force such as domestic helpers, demographer Antonio Golini said. 'The more rapid the decline in the fertility rate, the more rapid and intense the ageing of the population,' Professor Golini said, adding that Hong Kong's ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/586008/relying-migrants-too-risky-says-expert
  8. Paternity leave proposed as way to boost birth rate

    Posted Mar 22nd 2007, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... Olga Wong Paternity leave for civil servants and discounted tickets for family activities are among recommendations proposed by an advisory body on ways to boost the fertility rate ... to the government before June, would focus on four areas: the declining fertility rate, manpower, ageing population and quality of life. Group sources said the government would be asked to take the leading ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/586004/paternity-leave-proposed-way-boost-birth-rate
  9. Summoning up courage to change for the better

    Posted May 14th 2007, 12:00am by Philip Bowring

    ... such as Thailand, achieved rapid reductions in fertility rates without resorting to anything more oppressive than the provision of condoms and advice. Nor, unlike Chinese communist coercion, did it result ... to the fertility rate, as urbanisation offsets the end of forced constraints. Fertility rates in key cities are moving into the ultra-low levels found in Hong Kong, Singapore and Taipei where rates ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/592753/summoning-courage-change-better
  10. Mainland mums push birth rate to highest in decade

    Posted Feb 04th 2007, 12:00am by Liz Heron, Quinton Chan

    ... Statistician Paul Yip Siu-fai, a senior lecturer at the University of Hong Kong, said the figures meant the city's fertility rate had increased from 0.966 children per woman in 2005- among the world's lowest- to 1.1 last year. 'The figure is surprisingly high. But this cannot change the fact that our population is ageing. The fertility rate is still far below the replacement level ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/580786/mainland-mums-push-birth-rate-highest-decade

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