china sees births fall despite push
Last Updated : GMT 20:13:27
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today
Last Updated : GMT 20:13:27
Arab Today, arab today

for second child

China sees births fall despite push

Arab Today, arab today

Arab Today, arab today China sees births fall despite push

China began to phase out its one-child policy in 2015.
Beijing - Arab Today

The number of births in China fell last year even though the world's most populous country has relaxed its one-child policy to allow all couples to have two children.

The country saw 17.23 million births in 2017, compared to 17.86 million in the previous year, the head of the National Bureau of Statistics, Ning Jizhe, said on Thursday.

The nation of some 1.4 billion people began to phase out its one-child policy in 2015 in response to concerns about an ageing population and shrinking workforce, prompting the number of births to rise the following year.

While last year marked a decline, an unnamed official from the National Health and Family Planning Commission said in a statement the number of births remained "at a relatively high level".

The decrease was due to the declining population of women of child-bearing age and people's decision to get married and have children later in life, the commission said.

"Socioeconomic factors have more obviously influenced people's willingness to give birth and child-bearing behaviour," it said, citing financial costs, lack of childcare services and women's career development pressure as three major reasons.

While overall births fell, the proportion of newborns born to parents who already had a first child rose to 51 percent in 2017, five percentage points higher than 2016, commission said.

Since the late 1970s, strict measures restricted most couples to one child, with violators facing fines and even forced abortions.

Around 53 percent of one-child families have no desire for a second, according to a survey of 10,000 families with children under 15 by the All-China Women's Federation.

Source: AFP

 

arabstoday
arabstoday

Name *

E-mail *

Comment Title*

Comment *

: Characters Left

Mandatory *

Terms of use

Publishing Terms: Not to offend the author, or to persons or sanctities or attacking religions or divine self. And stay away from sectarian and racial incitement and insults.

I agree with the Terms of Use

Security Code*

china sees births fall despite push china sees births fall despite push

 



Name *

E-mail *

Comment Title*

Comment *

: Characters Left

Mandatory *

Terms of use

Publishing Terms: Not to offend the author, or to persons or sanctities or attacking religions or divine self. And stay away from sectarian and racial incitement and insults.

I agree with the Terms of Use

Security Code*

china sees births fall despite push china sees births fall despite push

 



Arab Today, arab today Modern colorful bedroom renovation

GMT 11:23 2017 Thursday ,21 December

Modern colorful bedroom renovation
Arab Today, arab today Burberry revamps under new designer Riccardo Tisci

GMT 15:11 2018 Tuesday ,18 September

Burberry revamps under new designer Riccardo Tisci
Arab Today, arab today For the Variety of Interior Design Styles

GMT 11:14 2017 Tuesday ,19 December

For the Variety of Interior Design Styles
Arab Today, arab today Facebook says security flaw affected 50 million accounts

GMT 04:53 2017 Tuesday ,19 December

Egypt’s government signs agreement with Switzerland

GMT 04:27 2017 Tuesday ,19 December

Tensions dominate the Iranian parliament amid fears

GMT 01:00 2017 Wednesday ,20 December

Saudi and Russia expnad food integration

GMT 07:16 2017 Sunday ,17 December

Yasmine Underlines importance of Fatimid Cairo

GMT 14:33 2017 Tuesday ,19 December

German business morale eases back from record high

GMT 08:13 2017 Tuesday ,12 December

Ali Al Deek denies any difference with brother

GMT 07:33 2017 Tuesday ,11 April

Yasmine Rais is absent from drama in Ramadan

GMT 14:22 2015 Monday ,27 April

Hershesons launches Pop-Up Braid Bars at Topshop

GMT 17:14 2017 Wednesday ,19 July

Yasmine Abdel Aziz receives new offers

GMT 08:19 2018 Tuesday ,23 January

Sanchez 'thrilled' to join Manchester United

GMT 09:30 2018 Friday ,19 January

Apple says will pay $38 bn in taxes

GMT 08:47 2018 Tuesday ,16 January

Football: Giggs set to be named as Wales boss

GMT 04:35 2017 Saturday ,07 October

Scotland says no to fracking

GMT 13:41 2018 Tuesday ,23 January

Berri summons Parliament to resume agenda discussion

GMT 08:24 2017 Wednesday ,22 November

Kazem Al Saher surprised of cancellation
Arab Today, arab today
 
 Arab Today Facebook,arab today facebook  Arab Today Twitter,arab today twitter Arab Today Rss,arab today rss  Arab Today Youtube,arab today youtube  Arab Today Youtube,arab today youtube
arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday
arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday
arabstoday
بناية النخيل - رأس النبع _ خلف السفارة الفرنسية _بيروت - لبنان
arabstoday, Arabstoday, Arabstoday