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  1. Economic fears rise as Taiwan's birth rate declines

    Posted Jun 10th 2010, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... almost 4 per cent from 2008, Taiwan's birth rate slipped to a meagre 8.29 per 1,000 people. In just half a century, the total fertility rate- the average number of children that will be born ... drastically declining birth rate. 'If this condition does not change, Taiwan will be destroyed naturally without even needing an enemy,' said Sun Te-hsiung, former chairman of the Population ...

  2. Failures in sex education drive abortions rise

    Posted Jun 05th 2012, 12:00am

    ... of pupils in middle school are having sex, rates of pregnancy, abortion and sexually transmitted diseases all remain low, Peng says. By comparison, sex education and facilities like juvenile clinics ...

  3. Financial fears fuel resistance to having more children

    Posted Oct 11th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Zhuang Pinghui As schools struggle with the declining birth rate, a new study reveals Hongkongers are willing to have more than one child but are held back by a lack of confidence ... which had the lowest birth rate in the world in 2003- 0.94 children per women of child-bearing age. 'The survey shows people really want to have more children, but the current birth rate ...

  4. Lifestyle - Family & Education - INSIGHT

    Parents are snubbing top-rated local Hong Kong schools

    Posted Jun 17th 2013, 12:00am by Katherine Forestier

    ... Katherine Forestier life@scmp.com Why our top-rated local schools still fall short Hong Kong has been judged to have one of the best education systems in the world. In international ... in the Times Higher Education's global league table. This compares with a 31 per cent success rate for those completing the Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education - with 23 per cent securing ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hong Kong needs to prepare for mainland Chinese children with right of abode

    Posted Oct 16th 2012, 12:00am by SCMP Editorial

    ... birth and fertility rates and an ageing population. In them, just as with our own children, lies our city's future. ...

  6. Business - China Business - MR. SHANGKONG

    For many, having an extra child just brings on labour

    Posted Nov 18th 2013, 05:25am by George Chen

    ... the birth rate fast enough to turn back the demographic clock in one of the fastest-ageing societies in the world. Some active monetary incentives might be needed to persuade the mainland's ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Rich grab more university places, study finds

    Posted Feb 01st 2013, 12:00am by Joyce Man, Dennis Chong

    ... Joyce Man and Dennis Chong Wealth gap in enrolment rates has ballooned to an unacceptable level in the past 20 years, says a researcher who urges help for the poor Rich grab more university places A gap in university enrolment rates between rich and poor students widened to an "unacceptable" level over the past two decades, an Institute of Education professor has ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Teachers to retire early as secondary intake shrinks

    Posted Oct 30th 2012, 12:00am by Dennis Chong

    ... Dennis Chong dennis.chong@scmp.com Drop in birth rate means fewer children to teach; profession calls for smaller classes Teachers set to retire early as pupil numbers fall About 700 ... in the coming weeks to finance the scheme, although officials have not revealed how much it will cost. Because of a drop in the birth rate 12 years ago, the next intake for secondary schools is expected ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Public schools are for officials' kids, too

    Posted Feb 02nd 2013, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... than those from lower income groups. Of course, you can say that happens everywhere, but the numbers he came up with ought to shake us out of complacency. In 2011, the enrolment rate among ...

  10. It's a hard job... but someone's got to do it

    Posted Feb 21st 2004, 12:00am by Steve Cray

    ... to remarry- than the females. This was not the case of male teachers of young children, though, showing there to be an age factor. The researchers say the reason for the tardy remarry rate is due ... because they are most fertile at that age. Dr Kanazawa said the study appeared to add weight to the evolutionists' argument and said the preference was 'just like the innate tendency ...




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