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PETALING JAYA: Marriages and divorces are on the decline, according to the Department of Statistics Malaysia (DOSM).
PETALING JAYA: The rate of marriages and divorces saw a dip in 2020, according to the Department of Statistics Malaysia (DOSM).
PETALING JAYA: Malaysia may become an ageing nation earlier than predicted after the country recorded the lowest fertility rate in four decades with fewer babies born in 2020, according to the Statistics Department.
PETALING JAYA: Malaysia saw fewer babies born last year as the country experienced its lowest fertility rate in four decades, says the Statistics Department.
Fewer marriages, births in Singapore last year due to pandemic; nuptial figures fall to lowest since 1986
Fewer marital unions and births took place in Singapore last year as some Singaporeans postponed their marriage and parenthood plans due to the Covid-19 pandemic, according to the Government's annual Population in Brief report released on Tuesday.
PETALING JAYA: More youth are opting to stay single while those open to marriage prefer to take the plunge at an older age and are not keen on big families.
BEIJING: China’s universal three-child policy is expected to be a timely and effective step to arrest the decline in the nation’s birthrate and address the challenge of a rapidly ageing population, officials and demographers said.
Mainland China’s overall population continued to grow last year, rising to 1.412 billion from 1.4 billion a year earlierChinese mothers gave birth to 12 million babies last year, down from 14.65 million in 2019, marking a 18 per cent decline year on year
News highlights from Asean countries in the Star-AseanPlus section for Thursday (Feb 11)