By: George Liao,Taiwan News, Staff Writer
TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) said Monday that in the
future, the city will focus its effort on babysitting for 0-to-2-year-olds and childcare services for kids between 3 to 6 years old in a bid to encourage childbirth in the city.
During a speech at a press conference for the 2017 population policy promotion clip, the mayor noted that according to research, nearly 70% of single sons and daughters hope they have siblings. Therefore, the government is willing to offer young parents even more support.
The mayor said he realized that offering childbirth subsidy alone is actually not much help. The big problem lies with the heavy cost for raising and educating kids, he said.