Calls are growing for Singapore to loosen the rules in a bid to help boost its fertility rate that reached a historic low of 1.1 babies per woman last year, compared to a global average of 2.4.
Turkey reports higher fertility rate than EU member countries, where the total fertility rate stood at 1.53 births per woman in 2019, according to data released by Eurostat.
No matter how hard the citizens work, if they do not have an adequate number of children to replace them, countries will sink into a workforce crisis.
World population will reach 9.7 billion in 2064 before declining to 8.8 billion by 2100 because of declining birth rate, a major study published in The Lancet claims.
According to data released by the Turkish Statistical Institute (TUIK), fertility rates in Turkey have fallen below the replacement rate, while legal-age child marriages have declined.
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