Lowest birth rate since founding of the People’s Republic of China

2020 is not only the year the national birth rate fell below 1% for the first time since the founding of China in 1949, but also the year the number of registered marriages was the lowest in twenty years. years.

Last year, the national birth rate was 8.5 ‰, or 0.85%, the lowest rate since the founding of the People’s Republic of China in 1949, notes a blog on WeChat on the subject. health, Badian Jianwen.

The birth rate is the ratio of the number of new births to the average total population, all expressed as a thousand or percent. However, this is the first time, in the case of China, that this rate has fallen below 1%.

One-child system

Yuan Xin, vice president of the China Association of Demography and professor at the Institute of Population and Development at Nankai University in Nanjing, expresses concern about this rate. As the number of newborns was 12.02 million in 2020, the year in which 9.98 million


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