Fertility Rate in China Plummets

People of Chinese ancestry now hold the world’s lowest fertility rate. (Screenshot from Secret China)
People of Chinese ancestry now hold the world’s lowest fertility rate. (Screenshot from Secret China)
fertility rate in china

(Screenshot from Secret China)

People of Chinese ancestry now hold the world’s lowest fertility rate. According to official data, the 2010 fertility rate in China was 1.18, and this number has remained below 1.5 over the past decade.

fertility rate in china

(Screenshot from Secret China)

What could this low fertility rate mean for China?

fertility rate in china

(Screenshot from Secret China)

A Decline in the labor force, which might negatively affect future economic growth.

Reduced domestic demand: real estate, automobiles, home appliances, and other consumer goods industries do not have an optimistic outlook.

An aging population adds pressure on social services, thereby lessening the pension fund.

Reduced sense of wellbeing as a result of weaker social ties. 

Reasons for the low fertility rate:

fertility rate in china

(Screenshot from Secret China)

Social security taxes have increased for young people

The cost of raising children has increased.

Working women are experiencing increased pressure at the workplace, and do not find the time or energy for children.

Photos are from Weibo.com

The following photos are also from Weibo.com

fertility rate in china

(Screenshot from Secret China)

Words on their heads: ‘older’ on the left and ‘younger’ on the right

US Drama ‘House of Cards’ Hooks Chinese Viewers
A Homely Bride’s Blessings