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Mainland to answer Hong Kong population woes

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Here’s another Family Planning Association survey to tell us what we already know: Hong Kong couples don’t like having children. Why? It’s not a good place to raise them.

If you are poor, then social welfare, medical care and education are all provided for your children for free. If you are rich, obviously you can afford the best that money can buy for your family.

But if you are caught in the middle, like most people, you may not be able to afford the kind of quality education, health care and living standards that you think your children deserve.

So why should anyone be surprised that young couples choose to have one child or not at all?

According to the latest survey, the average couple in Hong Kong only have 1.2 to 1.3 children, well below the replacement number........

© South China Morning Post