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China unveils 3-child policy amid sharp drop in births

The country recorded 12 million births in 2020, the lowest number recorded since the 1960s. Read more

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Coronavirus 'baby bust' could be worse than expected

Amid steady predictions of demographic decline, one economics professor has told CNA that a COVID-related “baby bust” could be worse... Read more

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Baby bust: New report predicts global population crash

A new study published in a leading British medical journal predicts that the total fertility rate worldwide will drop well... Read more

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Study finds fertility below replacement rate is 'new normal'

Fertility rates around the world are stalling at below the replacement level, a new study has shown, as countries with... Read more

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China’s one-child policy will leave lasting damage, expert warns

Although China announced it was ending its one-child policy in 2015, the effects of the communist regime’s controversial measure will... Read more

As population plummets, Hungary to end income tax for moms of at least four

In an effort to encourage Hungarians to have more babies, the prime minister of the country has announced that women... Read more

Marriage is disappearing in Italy

Italy is facing a swift and dramatic collapse of the institution of marriage, according to a prominent Italian demographer and... Read more

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Chile proposes financial incentives for childbearing

In an effort to reverse the country’s low birth rate, President Sebastian Pinera of Chile has announced a proposal to... Read more

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Report shows children crucial to California's future

A new report has found “fresh impetus” for nurturing California children due to the combination of falling birthrates, retiring Baby... Read more