Fertility rate too low

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The Bangkok Post

An extremely low fertility rate has become a critical issue in Thailand but the government has yet to address the problem. Last week, Tunyawat Somjaitaweeporn, director of the Innovation Center for Robotics and Automation System at Panyapiwat Institute of Management, revealed that data compiled from the National Statistical Office shows that Thailand’s birth rate hit a record low in 2021 with only 540,000 newborns, compared to 900,000-1,000,000 during 1993-1996. It is also the first time that the number of newborns was lower than the number of deaths which was 563,650. The drastic decline in t…

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