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Encourage marriage and childbirth, let love last

  • Source:戶政司
  • Contact Person:倪惠芬
  • Contact Information:02-2356-5359

The phenomenon of late marriage and non-marriage is common in Taiwan, and leads to the decline of birth. The number of newborns in Taiwan was 423,000 in 1979, and continues to decrease and reaches 175,000 in 2019. At the same time, the age of the birth mother of a newborn has also changed significantly. In 1979, more than 50.2% of birth mothers of newborns were under the age of 24, and by 2019 only 9.9% remained. The number of birth mothers between 25-29 years also decreased from 39.0% to 23.2%. In contrast, birth mothers aged 30-34 increased from 8.4% to 36.0%, birth mothers over 35 years old (so called elderly primigravida) increased from 2.4% to 30.9%.

In order to multiply the chances of marriage and reduce the hindrance of marriage, MOI continues organizing measures such as single speed dating events and rent subsidy policy, and hopes creating friendly environments could encourage marriage and childbirth in Taiwan and let love last.