The world is facing a demographic time bomb. As the global population continues to grow, the age structure of that population is shifting in a way that is creating significant economic and societal challenges. In many countries, particularly those in Europe and East Asia, we are seeing a rapidly aging population and a low fertility rate. These trends are leading to a shrinking … [Read more...] about The ticking time bomb: Understanding the demographic challenges facing our planet
Why are Chinese couples reluctant to have more children?
In recent years, the Chinese government has loosened its one-child policy, allowing families to have two children. However, many Chinese couples are still reluctant to have more children. There are a number of reasons for this reluctance, including economic, social, and cultural factors. One of the main reasons for the reluctance to have more children is economic. Having a … [Read more...] about Why are Chinese couples reluctant to have more children?
China’s shrinking population will impede its growth in the future
China, the world's most populous country, is facing a demographic challenge that could impede its economic growth in the future. The country's population is shrinking, due to a combination of factors including an aging population, a low birth rate, and a lack of immigration. One of the main drivers of China's shrinking population is its aging demographic. The country has a … [Read more...] about China’s shrinking population will impede its growth in the future