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SEOUL (Reuters) - In South Korea, fewer women are having children and those who do are in no rush. The sky-high costs of housing and education make financial security a must. Social mores also dictate the need to be married.
The paper says President Yoon is required to redouble his efforts in working with his friends and foes to chart a new course for South Korea at this critical juncture.
TOKYO (Reuters) - An Elon Musk tweet saying Japan would "eventually cease to exist" without a higher birthrate set off a flood of sarcasm and anger on Monday - though much of the angst was aimed at a Japanese government many said did little to address the issue.
PETALING JAYA: To boost Malaysia’s record-low fertility rate and support sustainable population growth, experts say women must be supported through socioeconomic policies and initiatives.
ROME (Reuters) - Italian children should be given the surname of both parents, the Constitutional Court said on Wednesday, overturning the tradition by which all newborns are automatically named after their father.
ROME (Reuters) - Italian government forecasts showing a steady decline in education spending triggered an angry reaction on Monday from the country's trade unions, which threatened strikes and protests.
China has “great potential” for a higher fertility rate if the standard of living and access to public services are improved, according to a leading demographer.
China population: hospital caught offering illegal baby gender selection for potential parents ordered to cease service
Health authorities in the southwestern Chinese city of Chongqing have ordered a hospital to cease offering baby gender selection services.
China’s city elites wake up to scale of trafficking after chained woman shows human side of age-old crime
This is the first in a series of stories about gender equality in China to celebrate International Women’s Day on March 8. Here, Phoebe Zhang looks at how the case of one trafficked woman led to unprecedented public attention and calls for action in China.
Here's a look at the news highlights from Asean countries in the Star-AseanPlus section for Tuesday (March 8,2022)