The reluctance to marry among young people in China, the world’s second most populous country, is growing at an alarming rate. And due to their lack of interest, the country’s population is decreasing at an alarming rate. As a result, the country’s government has taken various initiatives to encourage marriage at a young age.
This time, Changshan County in eastern China has announced that if a young couple gets married and the bride is 25 years old or younger, the new couple will be given a cash reward of 1,000 yuan.
A notice to this effect was published on Changsan County’s official WeChat account. It says the award is for ‘marriage at an appropriate age’ and ‘pregnancy’. Apart from this, they also have various special facilities for couples who have children.
In 2022, China’s population will shrink for the first time in 60 years. A very low birth rate has reduced the number of working people in the country; On the other hand, the number of elderly has increased. China is worried about this issue. Then they announced various facilities to increase the birth rate.
According to Chinese law, the legal age of marriage for boys in the country is 22. On the other hand, the legal age of marriage for girls is 20. However, there is no thought of marriage among young people of this age. And this matter has a great impact on the birth rate.
In 2022, there were only 6 million 80 thousand marriages in China. Which is the lowest since 1986. In 2021, there were 8 lakh fewer marriages than in 2022.
Many women in China do not want to have children even after marriage due to the cost of child rearing and various reasons.