fertility rate

Study: Marriage Linked to Higher Fertility

As society has moved further toward nontraditional unions, new research shows traditional marriage is linked to higher fertility rates while cohabitation and relationship instability is linked to lower fertility.


South Korea Logs World’s Lowest Fertility Rate

South Korea recorded the world’s lowest fertility rate in 2021, Bloomberg reported on Tuesday, noting that the development supports a current prediction by demographers that South Korea’s population of 51 million will more than halve by 2100.

Newborn baby concept, Asian Baby boy

Report: China’s Infertility Rate Rising Faster than Expected

The South China Morning Post on Thursday quoted Chinese biologists, maternity doctors, and political advisers saying that Chinese infertility rates increased much faster than expected over the past decade, making it harder to pull out of the demographic crisis that was caused in part by China’s draconian “One Child Policy” population controls.

A couple pushes their child in a stroller between bicycles at a busy intersection in Beiji