Couples in China are delaying or completely avoiding having children owing to the cost of child-rearing, a more mobile workforce and a desire for personal freedom. Photo: AFP
Couples in China are delaying or completely avoiding having children owing to the cost of child-rearing, a more mobile workforce and a desire for personal freedom. Photo: AFP

China’s population growth hit by ‘fewer babies’ and childless households which pose risks for the future, experts say

  • More couples are choosing to remain childless – enjoying more disposable income and freedom as traditional ideas of the family change
  • China is facing a demographic problem due to an ageing population and falling birth rate

Knowledge |   China's population
Couples in China are delaying or completely avoiding having children owing to the cost of child-rearing, a more mobile workforce and a desire for personal freedom. Photo: AFP
Couples in China are delaying or completely avoiding having children owing to the cost of child-rearing, a more mobile workforce and a desire for personal freedom. Photo: AFP
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