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Cash Can’t Fix Japan’s Fertility Crisis

Posted on AllSides October 23rd, 2023
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In June, Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida announced the government’s latest attempt to reverse Japan’s historically low birth rate. The anticipated measures, which would cost an estimated $22 billion, include a pledge to double child care spending by the early 2030s and lift the income cap for child cash benefits, among other incentives that the Kishida cabinet hopes will encourage young Japanese couples to have more children.

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