In the first half of 2020, Taiwan recorded 88,555 deaths and 79,760 births. It’s population is forecast to decline this year for the first time. Photo: AP
In the first half of 2020, Taiwan recorded 88,555 deaths and 79,760 births. It’s population is forecast to decline this year for the first time. Photo: AP
Taiwan

Taiwan’s shrinking population forces government to woo overseas talent, retrain workers

  • Births in Taiwan this year are expected to plunge to 166,351, the lowest level since records began in 1980, the island’s government says
  • To offset its shrinking workforce, Taipei is retraining older workers, courting overseas talent and increasing financial incentives for parents

In the first half of 2020, Taiwan recorded 88,555 deaths and 79,760 births. It’s population is forecast to decline this year for the first time. Photo: AP
In the first half of 2020, Taiwan recorded 88,555 deaths and 79,760 births. It’s population is forecast to decline this year for the first time. Photo: AP
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