A demographic perspective to understand fertility barriers of Hong Kong. Paul Yip. Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science, The University of Hong Kong. Outlines. An overview of the population and marriage distribution
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Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science, The University of Hong Kong
Number of live births in Hong Kong by parents, 1991 – 2004
residence of mothers, 1981 - 2003
The three major concerns:
1. Unfavorable Economic condition
2. Unsatisfactorily Education service
3. Individual preference.
Window closes earlier when the parents, 1991 – 2004 age truncating
fortotal dependency ratio changed
Source: United Nations World Population Prospects: The 2002 Revision
The challenges: parents, 1991 – 2004
Population pyramid of Hong Kong 1976, 2003 and 2033 parents, 1991 – 2004
Economic and Financial impact is a real concern.
Time to Act Now babies
Analogy of a clock:
Thank you babies