OECD and Malaysia: Income, Contraceptive, Fertility and Birth rates

Japan has the lowest fertility rate among all the OECD countries, follow closely by Spain and Italy. Malaysia as a developing country enjoy high fertility rate. As for birth rates, Malaysia again has the highest number of new born babies per year but Germany is facing a very low number: 8.25. In 2007, as an initiative to boost the birth rate, German government is giving 25,200 Euros to the parents of new born babies (news: BBC here).

On average, OECD countries (exclude Malaysia) fertility rate is 1.64 and birth rate is 10.75. If the replacement fertility rates (the total fertility rate at which women would have only enough children to replace themselves and their partner) is set as 2.1 for developed country, all of the OECD countries will be facing a challenge in the future: there will be more old people than the young ones.

National income and contraceptive prevalence are used to study their influence on fertility and birth rates. National income is consistently showing moderate strong negative relationship on both effects: the higher income, the less likely people wants to give birth.  

On the other hand, does national income have any influence on contraceptive prevalence? Yes, there is a postive and moderate strong relationship (Rsquare=0.208) too: the higher income the people earn, the more likely (higher percentage) the people will practise contraceptive method. However there are some exceptions like Austria, Italy and Japan.  

1) WHO on Contraceptive Prevalence, Fertility rates
2) Wikipedia on Birth rates
3) OECD on National Income


  1. zewt said,

    March 27, 2007 at 3:56 pm

    guess why the level of birth rate in malaysia is so high… make a wild guess.

  2. micpohling said,

    March 28, 2007 at 2:20 am

    Haha, zewt, yes I was trying to look for the racial breakdown in such statstic as well, but there is nothing there to look up in Malaysia Statistic Department. Then I went to Singapore, and they have the data: Malays are having higher fertility rate than Chinese and Indians. I guess I can make a wild guess, like religion, but again it is coupled with income… 😦

  3. zewt said,

    March 28, 2007 at 11:01 am

    i think it is not right to associate birthrate with fertility rate…. non malays just do more planning. while the malays… they are trying to build a football team.

  4. mich said,

    March 29, 2007 at 12:51 am

    well, fertility rate refers to how many children of a particular woman give birth, while birth rate refers to how many women are giving birth per year. The former deals with the desire of building football team (ur words:P), the latter deals with that reason and also the pool of women who is in the fertility age (15-49). And european is seeing the trend whereby their people is aging, while malaysian is enjoying relatively young group of people.
    May be i should show the number I got from Singapore statistics 😉

  5. soo keong chean said,

    February 5, 2011 at 8:16 am

    Here is Malaysian Hidden problem , Terrorism. Now my story with these funny baboon face : I just discovered that Malaysia and King Saddam Hussein are only in different place and timing. They are the same and very invisible indeed.

    The real problem is Austronesian Islam wanted me due to my race, religion, ethnic social group, political peasants opinion in group, and slow killing step by step to make sure I will be un-recognised through conspiracy theories, and I am their targeted practice.

    Can any help to poor old man like me as an ordinary citizen in Malaysia, because I believe all Austronesian is the same culprits mentalities only different is within the margin of their social group and culture.

    To amplify my problem all identical majority ethnic Indians and minority ethnic Chinese belonging to politics business do put moral supports against my will. The unjust punishment have accumulated over the years. I was afraid the public will look at me walking on the street as a criminal with freedom because of my race, religion, ethnic social group and the police will do to me in this country in the near future ended me in the dark or worst have me cripple or even worst have me killed.

    Thank you.

    Asylum Seeker.

  6. soo keong chean said,

    December 13, 2011 at 11:38 pm

    I am from Malaysia, the abrome bitches goes a whoring after victim b’coz victim is a born,race, religion,ethnic,social group chinese. Malaysia is abrome captain so all abrome will miss deeds including nuns of abdul al malik. The sorcery’s use a type of germs to make victim more stupid. Dayie put rice in between their vagina and sweat and then put it for unsuspecting client to be affected with a type of germs into the pineal brain. These Malaysia is a terrorist country and I am trapped in between the twilight zone. Not because victim want to born in 3rd world but trapped in these 3rd world / prison island and there is no way out of these hell world. Is like a vietnam war. Is like Napolean war. Is like Mr.Jesus war. Is like my story.

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