Successive Thai governments have introduced various schemes to encourage baby-making but, like in neighbouring Singapore, whose birth rate
is amongst the lowest in the world, they haven't seen much success.
1, ( ANI ): The controversy related to alarming growth in the birth rate
of Muslims in Kerala has taken a new turn with the demand for an independent enquiry on the issue by National Foundation for Justice and Development.
But lower birth rates
bring good news too: Fewer teen and unintended pregnancies also are contributing to the decline.
One group of women who are experiencing higher birth rates
are those in their 40s.
Asian and American Indian teen birth rates
were not examined in the study.
The decrease in preterm birth rates
from 2007 to 2014 was observed for mothers at all ages <42 years.
In women who had ART as the first treatment, the corresponding ART-conception live birth rates
Governments in these countries generally favor higher birth rates
to maintain the workforce tax base needed to fund pensions, health care and other government benefits for the elderly, but higher fertility imposes large costs on families because it is they, rather than governments, that bear most of the costs of raising children.
1 per 100, which is one of the lowest birth rates
in the country.
This is particularly challenging during the current extended period of increased birth rates
According to the State Statistical Office in 1948 the birth rate
was 44 promiles, while in 2006 it was 13.
Some analysts think the main force driving the low birth rates
of recent years has been the economy and lack of jobs.