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  1. Don't blame the global crisis on China's one-child policy

    Posted Jun 04th 2009, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... savings are higher in China than many other economies. At the same time, the total fertility rate is low at just 1.7 babies per woman, while the sex ratio is monstrously skewed, at 123 baby boys for every 100 girls. But blaming the one-child policy doesn't work. Although China's fertility rate has fallen since the policy was introduced, it seems likely that the drop is more ...

  2. From being an economic boon, one-child policy may breed a serious social problem

    Posted May 25th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The one-child policy caused a dramatic fertility decline. According to a report by the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Chinese women's overall fertility rate is now well ...

  3. On the path to self-destruction

    Posted Dec 12th 2009, 12:00am by Kevin Rafferty

    ... and rapidly ageing population. The fertility rate has fallen from 1.41 births per woman in 2000 to 1.22 in 2008, way below the 2.2 births needed for a stable population. Fertility rates in Hong Kong ... high savings rate has fallen precipitously from 12 per cent a decade ago to 1.8 per cent, and is now below that of the US. Japan is not in good economic shape, emerging from the global credit ...

  4. After health care, Beijing must tackle pension reform

    Posted May 01st 2009, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... expectancy was relatively low and the birth rate was high, which meant there were plenty of working-age children to look after a small number of elderly parents. But in the 1970s fertility rates fell ...

  5. Doctors link near-doubling in twin births to fertility treatment

    Posted May 10th 2009, 12:00am by Barclay Crawford

    ... in Central, said the Council on Human Reproductive Technology would release statistics later this year that should prove that the increase in fertility treatments had led to the jump. The overall birth rate has increased as more mainland mothers have come to Hong Kong. There were 70,875 births in 2007 compared to 48,209 in 2002. But Dr So said he suspected the number of people seeking ...

  6. High price to pay for not planning for the future

    Posted Jan 11th 2009, 12:00am by Toh Han Shih

    ... they want for long-term retirement,' he said, referring to the Mandatory Provident Fund set up by the government in 2000. Hong Kong has one of the lowest fertility rates in the world ... to HK$1,000 per month. But that's hardly enough, given that interest rates have been falling steadily as a result of serial rate cuts to revive the economy. The near-zero-interest-rate regime has ...

  7. Review social welfare fundingeditorial

    Posted Nov 11th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... fertility and more elderly are only part of our challenge; divorce rates are climbing and integration with the mainland means increased immigration. A review of resources and Hong Kong's ...

  8. Time for a new social welfare blueprint

    Posted Nov 10th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... But low fertility and more elderly are only part of our challenge; divorce rates are climbing, education needs are shifting and integration with the mainland means increased immigration. ...

  9. Urban Jungle

    Posted Feb 13th 2009, 12:00am by Eric Lai

    ... on the way. I'm not sure whether she understood the link between feeding stray cats and the consequent increase in their fertility and fecundity. I explained to her that because she was feeding the cats enough to keep them satisfied, the food they no longer needed to catch or find in the wild was available to feed the other strays in the area, which in turn were also becoming more fertile ...

  10. Third of macaques at country parks sterilised to control population boom

    Posted Jan 24th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... are caught and given an injection that will stop them from breeding for five to 10 years, long enough to cover their most fertile years. They generally start breeding at the age of five, and can live up to 17 years. Wong Che-lok, fauna conservation officer of the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department, said the department wanted to cut the growth rate to 3 per cent a year, ...




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