Headline is South Koreans will go extinct in 2750 if they don’t have more babies
Taiwan comes in at number 3 behind S. Korea and Macau for lowest fertility rates. Obviously not “new” news as we have known about Taiwan’s declining birth rates for many yrs now. As a mid-30s man I have no urge to have kids and cannot really explain why. (my mom says it’s selfishness—haha, only child problem) It appears economic and gender equality changes have created a new generation of individuals that don’t want to be parents.
Obviously more children are needed to keep an economy stable. but I wonder what can be done? Japan has created more benefits for those who have kids. Should we create even more “benefits” for people who are willing to have kids? And a much crazier example-- should we “tax” those who don’t have kids by 40 yo (a joke)?
Anyone want to jump in with suggestions or why they have decided not to have children?