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Local authorities must "set up Measures of support active in fertility ”, by means of subsidies, tax deductions and better health insurance, as well as aid in education, housing and employment intended for families, advocates the ministry.

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The Chine announced this Tuesday, August 16, 2022 measures to encourage families to have more children, while its birth rate is at the lowest and its population should decrease by 2025.

The most populous country on the planet is confronted with a demographic crisis, with an aging active population, an economy in slow motion and growth in the lowest number of inhabitants in decades.

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and even if the authorities put an end to their strict policy of the only child in 2016, then o nt authorized last year up to three children per couple, The births have continued to decrease in lessons for the past five years.

This Tuesday, the Ministry of Health called on central power and local authorities to spend more in reproductive health and to improve childcare services. These services are largely insufficient in the country.

Support measures active in fertility

The local authorities must "Put in place active support measures", via subsidies, tax deductions and better health insurance, as well as aid in the Education, housing and employment intended for families, advocates the ministry.

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The provinces must also ensure that it has a sufficient number of daycare centers, by the end of the year, for children aged two to three.

The richest Chinese cities have already implemented real estate credits, tax advantages, teaching aid and even subsidies to encourage women to have more children. The directives published this Tuesday seem to want to extend this policy to the entire territory.

The birth rate in China dropped last year to 7.52 births per 1,000 inhabitants, at the lowest since the start of the statistical series in 1949, the year of the Chinese Communist Party Foundation, according to the National Office of statistics.

The higher cost of life and a cultural evolution in favor of smaller families are among the reasons mentioned for this drop in births. In early August, health authorities warned that the Chinese population would decrease by 2025.

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