November 29, 2012
Given your latest entry, you might be interested to know (perhaps you already do) that the U.S. counts infant mortality very differently from most European countries, resulting in its relatively higher infant mortality statistics. For example, babies born before 26 weeks of pregnancy are automatically considered stillbirths by most European countries (not so in the US). Additionally, many European countries don’t count babies who die within the first 24 in their infant mortality statistics.
Which tells us what we already know – the U.S. healthcare system is probably not actually worse than European ones when it comes to infant mortality.
A reader writes:
Regarding the birth rate in Singapore, in a UK Guardian survey last week, Singapore was ranked first among the least emotional people in the world. Singaporean women are the most career-oriented, ball busting women in Asia. They too don’t smile but walk with the typical feminist scowl. They are very materialistic as well.
The reader adds:
Hong Kong is headed towards extinction with a birth rate under one.
Women in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; Jakarta, Indonesia; Seoul, South Korea; New Delhi and Mumbai, India are joining their careerist sisters of Japan & Singapore. Some of them have resorted to freezing their eggs too. New Delhi has a divorce rate of 80 percent, highest in all of India.
Posted by Laura Wood in Uncategorized