Thailand urged to provide incentives for women to produce ‘qualitative’ children

As Thailand is facing sharp declines in birth and death rates, an academic population expert advised on Sunday, World Population Day, that the government should lay out measures to encourage people to produce ‘qualitative rather than quantitative children’.

Prof Pramote Prasartful of Mahidol University said the birth rate in Thailand is falling as women prefer to marry later while the country’s death rate is also declining, thanks to advanced medical technology.

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