A nurse holds a newborn baby at a maternity facility in Jakarta, Indonesia. File photo: AFP A nurse holds a newborn baby at a maternity facility in Jakarta, Indonesia. File photo: AFP
A nurse holds a newborn baby at a maternity facility in Jakarta, Indonesia. File photo: AFP
Indonesia

Why Indonesia wants to put lid on baby boom while Asia tries to spur birth rates

  • Officials are trying to convince people to have fewer children as Indonesia focuses more on improving the quality of the population
  • The country’s efforts contrast with neighbours like Singapore, where the government has offered to increase cash support for citizens who have kids

Topic |   Indonesia
A nurse holds a newborn baby at a maternity facility in Jakarta, Indonesia. File photo: AFP A nurse holds a newborn baby at a maternity facility in Jakarta, Indonesia. File photo: AFP
A nurse holds a newborn baby at a maternity facility in Jakarta, Indonesia. File photo: AFP
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