The average Thai family has only 1.3 children while it should have two or more, but many factors are behind the sliding birth rate, such as the modern lifestyle, the choice to remain single, or couples choosing not to have children. (Photo by Lillian SUWANRUMPHA / AFP)

Slumping birth rate poses urgent policy challenges for government

Thailand’s sliding birth rate, which hit a record low last year, is ringing alarm bells in the corridors of government. The long-term socioeconomic consequences of this phenomenon are being fully…

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Thailand is now on the way to becoming a super-aged society. Experts warn that without significant changes, the Retirement Fund of the SSO risks collapse. (Photo by Josh Appel)

Truce called in battle over Thailand’s retirement fund but ‘grey army’ growing fast

Millions of company workers can heave a sigh of relief after Labour Minister Suchart Chomklin applied the brakes on a plan to extend the retirement age from 55 to 60….

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