Birthrate blues in an ageing nation


Malaysia reached its lowest fertility rate in 50 years in 2022.

AMONG the factors that drive the intense societal pressure to get married is the concern over Malaysia’s declining fertility rate.

Malaysia reached its lowest fertility rate in 50 years in 2022, with 1.6 children per woman aged 15 to 49, according to the Department of Statistics Malaysia (DOSM), prompting worries over the country’s future population growth.

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