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  • By Faranak Bakhtiari 2022-05-18 18:01

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    Stay young Iran!

    TEHRAN – While celebrating the national population week, starting May 14, the country is experiencing below-replacement fertility and soon hosting an aging population. Is it possible to stay young?

  • $690m budget proposed for population growth 2022-01-08 17:14

    $690m budget proposed for population growth

    TEHRAN – The budget bill for the next year (March 21, 2022), has proposed 190 trillion rials (nearly $690 million) for childbearing and population growth, IRIB reported on Saturday.

  • Childbearing, population growth top priorities:  official 2021-12-26 17:27

    Childbearing, population growth top priorities: official

    TEHRAN – Population and childbearing are the main priorities of the country, deputy health minister Kamal Heydari, has said.

  • Overcoming aging crisis with family support incentives 2021-11-17 17:49

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    Overcoming aging crisis with family support incentives

    TEHRAN – The decline in the marriage rate, followed by a dramatic decrease in childbearing, has sounded the alarm of the aging population, an issue that has forced government officials to enact legislation to support the population growth and the youth.

  • Majlis draws up plan to encourage childbearing 2020-11-04 17:51

    Majlis draws up plan to encourage childbearing

    TEHRAN – The Majlis (Iranian parliament) has developed a support plan to encourage families to increase childbearing.

  • Aging population: a crisis bigger than coronavirus 2020/10/04

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    Aging population: a crisis bigger than coronavirus

    TEHRAN – According to official statistics, Iran will be the oldest country in the world by the next 30 years. This will bring up many individual and social consequences both in national and international arenas even bigger than the coronavirus crisis.

  • Let's care more for our elderly during coronavirus 2020-09-29 18:03

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    Let's care more for our elderly during coronavirus

    TEHRAN – Many people around the world, particularly the elderly, are suffering from impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • ‘Iran to have oldest population in region by 2050’ 2019-09-28 18:43

    ‘Iran to have oldest population in region by 2050’

    TEHRAN – Iran will be home to the largest aging population in the region by the next three decades due to the large proportion of citizens aged over 35 years who are expected to be over 65 years old by 2050, the deputy health minister said.

  • Low birth rate unprecedented over past three decades 2019-08-07 18:34

    Low birth rate unprecedented over past three decades

    TEHRAN – Iran’s birth rate has been declining since last year up to now, which was unprecedented over the past three decades, head of committee on population studies affiliated to the Supreme Council of the Cultural Revolution has stated.