the Thailand birth rate was 13.57 births/1.000
It is thought that in a developing
country the birth rate should be high but in
Thailand the things don’t look too good at this
Thailand’s fertility rate is below the
generally accepted level which affects the Thailand
the’60s the fertility rate was 6.5 children/woman,
it started to decline to 4.9 in 1975, partly because
of the NFPP (the National Family Planning Program).
‘80s the fertility rate was even under 3. In 1996
there were 2.14 children per woman.
The low Thailand
birth rate may represent a serious problem even if is not
mentioned in the press. If at beginning it was thought that
the women will have children when they get over 30 years, in
time it was proved that the women were actually gave up
having babies. The low Thailand birth rate may bring drastic
changes in long-term. A society keeps its creativity and
dynamism through the young population, things that can not
be replaced by the advanced computer technology. As a
result, the nation becomes conservative and stagnates.
There are many causes of this Thailand
birth rate: the policies of the Thai government,
then the materialism which can be the problem’s
Of course people love children and find them
adorable but instead of having one, they spend their
time on cars, mobile phones and trips. To change
diapers it seems to not match in their schedule.
But, raising a child also implies some much higher
costs then in past; today there are huge
expectations regarding what one parent suppose to
give his child. There were no ‘mandatory’ piano
lessons or foreign languages lessons in the past.
child-friendly environment doesn’t encourage the Thailand
birth rate also. Open spaces for
children are not among the Thai authorities, especially in
Bangkok. You will not found many places where children can
play and run but you will see parents looking for their kids
who learn to bicycle and carefully looking for any vehicle
that may approach. There are no playgrounds close to the
are not encouraged to practice sports, the swimming
pools, open air facilities and places for jogging
are seriously missing.
The critics say that in this
case there is no wonder that the famous sportsmen
other side you can see numerous new high buildings
in Thailand; according to the law, these buildings
have to offer parking spaces for the residents’
result, the first 5 even 6 floor of the buildings
are dedicated to the parking places.
It is a big
contrast between the space reserved for cars and the
places where the children can play. It seems that
the authorities have spaces for cars but not for
To this it adds
the green spaces lack so maybe the companies should be
obliged to include playgrounds and gardens into their
property development. Maybe these details will increase the
Thailand birth rate.