Analyses | Education and human resources | 2019-07-24 | HKET

The double-edged sword: Rethinking calls for birth control to save the planet



The fertility rates in most economically advanced regions, including Hong Kong, have been declining over the past few decades. Even though some governments are offering incentives to boost birth rates, the younger generation tends to have fewer children as they believe that relieving overpopulation can help combat global climate change. How do these two factors affect family planning of young couples?

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