Increasingly, Thais don”t want to tie the knot

Increasingly, Thais don"t want to tie the knot

Singles unswayed by government’s generate- children strategy

Increasingly, Thais don't want to tie the knot
More and more Thai people choose to live alone. ( Photo: Post Today file )

The National Economic and Social Development Council, which partially credits SINK, says that more Thais than actually prefer to live alone.

Despite the government’s campaign to encourage more children in an ageing society, the NESDC reported on Monday that 40.5 % of people of reproductive age had no desire to tie the knot, an increase from 35.7 % in 2017.

The express planning agency conducted the most recent annual Household Social- Economic Survey, which was conducted next year.

The Ministry of Public Health defines the reproductive years as the period between the ages of 15 and 49.

According to the NESDC, the “SINK” strategy was one factor that made people choose to live only rather than to be enamored. SINK stands for Single Income, No Children.

According to the NESDC, young people put in more hours than their coworkers who had people to care for, and their longer hours at work gave them fewer opportunities to find a mate.

It even blamed the government’s create- babies plan. When compared to other nations that provided opportunities like financial aid to any home with one or more babies, it was not attractive enough.

The government announced in March that it would make this topic a national plan object because it was worried that the low birth rate and society of the elderly may reduce employment, discourage investment, and lead to population decline.

Additionally, according to an evaluation conducted by Fidelity International and the BlackRock Investment Institute and released on Monday, buyers targeted India and Indonesia in part because of their demographics.

Delivery charges in Thailand have continued to fall, from 44 per 1, 000 persons in 1960 to 14 in 2000 and 10 last month, according to data from the World Bank and Thai companies.

According to the Thailand Development Research Fund, 20 % of the population was 60 or older when the country last year transitioned to a totally aging society.

The NESDC suggested that match-making systems been developed to give all single people the chance to meet one another. For the same cause, it said, and that state and private offices should promote different activities and better strike a balance between work and life.