Unlike Korea, which has a severe low birth rate problem, Egypt appears to be suffering from an overpopulation problem.
According to foreign media such as Bloomberg and Egypt Today on the 6th (local time), Egyptian President Abdel-Fatah el-Sisi expressed concerns about population growth at a cabinet meeting.
President El-Sisi said, “If birth control measures are not implemented, a disaster could result,” and pointed out, “If this is not resolved, it will be difficult to maintain the government budget for education and medical care as it is now.”
Egypt’s Health and Population Minister Khaled Abdel Ghaffar also said, “We must prevent our citizens from marrying at a very young age and encourage them to become pregnant later,” adding, “We must also end school dropout and provide services to meet local needs.” “We need to create jobs not only in the industrial sector but also in the manufacturing sector,” he emphasized.
Egypt’s population exceeds 100 million in 2020… Total fertility rate: 3.5
Egypt’s population has steadily increased since 2008 and exceeded 100 million in 2020. If this trend continues, Egypt’s population is expected to increase to 128 million by토토사이트 2030. The total fertility rate of Egyptian women was 3.5 in 2020.
The specific reason why Egypt’s population continues to increase is not yet known. However, the tradition of viewing multiple children as a blessing and the custom of tabooing family planning due to misunderstanding or intentional misinterpretation of religious teachings seem to have had an impact.
The side effects of rapid population growth are affecting society as a whole. Egypt’s poverty rate (people with median income below 50% of the total population) increased from 27.8% in 2015 to 31.9% in 2020, and the unemployment rate is also approaching the 7% level.
Previously, the Egyptian government had launched a campaign with the message ‘two children is enough’ since 2018, but it was not effective. “Some people do not recognize the seriousness of the population problem, and our society is paying the price,” President El-Sisi said. “If the population were not so large, people would be lacking access to good health services, good education and good employment.” “I wouldn’t have felt it,” he pointed out.
Baby’s cry ‘pop’… Korea’s total fertility rate in the second quarter was 0.7
Unlike Egypt, which suffers from overpopulation, Korea is considered a country with a severe low birth rate crisis. In particular, Korea’s total fertility rate in the second quarter of this year was 0.7, the lowest ever. According to the ‘ Population Trends for June 2023’ announced by Statistics Korea last month, the total fertility rate, which is the average number of children expected to be born per woman in her lifetime in the second quarter of last year, was 0.70, a decrease of 0.05 from a year ago
. This is the lowest figure for all quarters since 2009, when related statistics began to be compiled. Foreign media outlets focused on Korea’s low birth rate and suggested that social structural problems such as employment difficulties, career interruptions, high education costs, and fierce competition should be resolved.