Marriage vital in determining future working population

Next, learning by example, a birth rate adjustment programme by state, such as the one recently approved in Vietnam (until 2030) can be considered for Malaysia too, which can form part of a long-term National Population Strategy. – NSTP/EIZAIRI SHAMSUDIN

MARRIAGE has a far-reaching effect on the country’s national productivity through its influence on fertility rate and the dependency ratio. In Malaysia, the population is projected to increase from 28.6 million in 2010 to 41.5 million in 2040. As it now stands, our country’s population is 32.6 million.

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