A society with a birthrate
of lower than 1 is unsustainable on a long-term basis, if not immediately.
When the financial crisis struck in 2008, the number of births dropped below 200,000 for the first time, and by 2010, the birthrate
plummeted to its lowest level in history at 166,000.
Ishii added: "That's why people marry later or stay single for life, contributing to the nation's low birthrate
In his view, the government measures for raising birthrate
that started in 2008 have yielded results.
NSWNMA Assistant General Secretary Judith Kiejda says the Association wants main elements of Birthrate
Plus to be legally enforceable in all hospitals.
Because abortion rates fell at the same time, the reduced birthrate
appears to be the result principally of more use of contraception.
The CEPD official added that the birthrate
in Taiwan has been declining for decades to create the inevitable graying society.
An annual update from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on trends in teen birthrates
offers some undeniably good news: The U.S.
For years now, conservatives have decried plummeting birthrates
in Europe as evidence of the corrosive nature of secularism.
The Study: Researchers at Washington University evaluated the sexual education practices in 24 states and matched them to the teen birthrate
for each state.
Helen Rogers, the Royal College of Midwives' director for Wales, said: "Wales has done really well to maintain midwife numbers, but the steep birthrate
rises of recent years have overtaken us.
Midwife numbers have not kept pace with the birthrate
in England, which has risen 22% in the past two decades.