The fertility rate in Hong Kong has been declining for decades, it has now reached a level where it is a threat to the city’s socio-economic future. Photo: Handout

Here’s why Hong Kong’s low fertility rate poses a threat to its very future

Reproduction levels are below the level at which a population can replace itself, while fewer young people will eventually hurt city’s economic development

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The fertility rate in Hong Kong has been declining for decades, it has now reached a level where it is a threat to the city’s socio-economic future. Photo: Handout
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Elizabeth Cheung

Elizabeth Cheung

Elizabeth Cheung has been a health reporter for the Post's Hong Kong desk since 2014. She covers general medical news, breakthrough medical treatments and research, government policy and hospital blunders. Elizabeth has a master's in development studies.