A lack of affordable childcare is making many young Chinese couples think twice about having children. Illustration: Lau Ka-kuen
A lack of affordable childcare is making many young Chinese couples think twice about having children. Illustration: Lau Ka-kuen

China population: millennial couples decry ‘unaffordable’ childcare as fertility rate falls

  • A lack of affordable childcare, rising living costs and gruelling work hours are making many young Chinese think twice about having children
  • China will have to increase childcare support to boost its flagging birth rate and avoid a population crisis in coming years, experts and parents say

A lack of affordable childcare is making many young Chinese couples think twice about having children. Illustration: Lau Ka-kuen
A lack of affordable childcare is making many young Chinese couples think twice about having children. Illustration: Lau Ka-kuen
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