Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Staying single

Japan's population is shrinking; the fertility rate is a mere 1.4, ours is 1.8 and in Nigeria it's 6.9. Yet, many young people don't seem interested in starting a family. A survey of Japanese people aged 18 to 34 found that almost 70 percent of unmarried men and 60 percent of unmarried women are not in a relationship. Furthermore, 42 percent of the men and 44.2 percent of the women admitted they were virgins and many were not even looking for a relationship. 

1 comment:

R J Adams said...

This is no more than a shot in the dark, but these findings seem unnatural. Is it possible this has something to do genetically with long term effects from the Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombs?