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  1. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Women's low sex drive blamed for Hong Kong's falling birth rate

    Posted Sep 25th 2014, 05:50am by TIMMY SUNG

    ... Timmy Sung timmy.sung@scmp.com Women's low sex drive blamed for falling birth rate Lack of a satisfactory sex life among women has been singled out as a reason for Hong Kong's low fertility rate, the city's Family Planning Association said yesterday. Women in the high-pressure city tend to lack sexual desire and may not experience orgasm, according ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1599699/womens-low-sexdrive-blamed-falling-birth-rate
  2. News - Asia - SINGAPORE

    Singapore PM Lee urges more babies for Year of the Horse

    Posted Jan 30th 2014, 01:50pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... “Unfortunately, despite our efforts to promote marriage and parenthood, our birth rates are still too low,” Lee, a father of four, said. Lee said Singapore’s current fertility rate is 1.19 babies per ... the year.” Despite a series of so-called “baby bonuses” to encourage couples to have children, Singapore has not been able to boost its fertility rate to the 2.1 level needed to maintain ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1417403/singapore-pm-lee-urges-more-babies-year-horse
  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hong Kong's little bubble of self-importance

    Posted Oct 20th 2013, 06:31am by Philip Bowring

    ... Philip Bowring Philip Bowring says its handling of the Manila bus tragedy aftermath and the proposal on how to raise the fertility rate suggest Hong Kong is not learning lessons from ... two countries which have singularly failed to do much to raise fertility rates?  Despite money and massive propaganda, Singapore's fertility rate has risen only marginally, to 1.29. Even ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1335716/hong-kongs-little-bubble-self-importance
  4. News - Comment

    Hong Kong's little bubble of self-importance

    Posted Oct 18th 2013, 07:24pm by Philip Bowring

    ... Philip Bowring Philip Bowring says its handling of the Manila bus tragedy aftermath and the proposal for how to raise the fertility rate suggest Hong Kong is not learning lessons from ... which have singularly failed to do much to raise fertility rates? Despite money and massive propaganda, Singapore's fertility rate has risen only marginally, to 1.29. Even that rise may ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/article/1334635/hong-kongs-little-bubble-self-importance
  5. News - Hong Kong

    Powerful family pressure on women to have children

    Posted Nov 20th 2012, 04:42pm by Stephen Quinn

    ... is the most important thing in their life, yet Hong Kong is one of five of Asia's most prosperous nations with the lowest fertility rates in the world. The others are Japan, Singapore, South Korea and Taiwan. Hong Kong's fertility rate is 1.1, well below the replacement rate of 2.1. The report was commissioned by Merck Serono company, a world leader in fertility treatment, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1086706/powerful-family-pressure-women-have-children
  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Old at 65? Not in the 21st century

    Posted Nov 24th 2014, 05:36pm by Paul Yip and Stuart Basten

    ... reflect our dependency ratio The new old Like other places in East Asia, Hong Kong's low fertility rates and improved life expectancy mean it is facing the challenges of a rapidly ageing ... to 36.7, rising to 67 by mid-century- and these are under quite optimistic forecasts of an increase in birth rates, which is by no means guaranteed. Faced with these numbers, it is no surprise ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1647786/old-65-not-21st-century
  7. HK government is not doing enough about falling birth rate

    Posted Sep 02nd 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Over the last two decades, fewer Hong Kong women have been getting married and fertility rates have dropped considerably. The effect of the recent slight increase in births among females aged between 35 and 39 is a temporary phenomenon and the effect on the overall fertility rate is limited. It has been shown that in order to have the most significant impact on fertility, women ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/651101/hk-government-not-doing-enough-about-falling-birth-rate
  8. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japan birthrate drops 2.7 per cent in first half of year to fewer than 500,000 babies

    Posted Aug 26th 2014, 04:48pm

    ... in their lifetimes. Demographers say the fertility rate needs to reach 2.1 just to replace deaths and keep populations constant. The effects on economies, personal wealth and living standards are far reaching, with experts saying the low birth rate could halt economic growth, cause salaries to fall and put a drain on the economy as nations struggle to care for elderly populations. Additional ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1580811/japan-birthrate-drops-27-cent-first-half-year
  9. Employers urged to value older staff

    Posted Jun 10th 2006, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... 'It's about changing people's behaviour as a result of economic demand,' Dr Bombaci said. He stressed that Hong Kong's fertility rate of less than one child per couple was likely to persist over the next few decades, with no short-term solution in sight. According to government data, Hong Kong's fertility rate fell to 0.93 children per couple in 2004, handing the city ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/552250/employers-urged-value-older-staff
  10. News - China - POPULATION

    One-child policy helped nation, leaders say, but others point to families' suffering

    Posted Oct 07th 2014, 04:07am by Reuters

    ... of a plan to raise fertility rates and ease the financial burden on a rapidly ageing population. Experts also say the mainland urgently needs a baby boom to help replenish its workforce. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1611059/one-child-policy-helped-nation-leaders-say-others-point-families

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