Married women in Chin State give birth to nine children on average, compared to four in Rangoon, according to new data.
The exceptionally high proportion of women in Burma who are remaining unmarried is bringing down the country’s birthrate, according to the latest census findings.
The percentage of Muslims in Burma’s population has barely grown in more than 30 years, according to census data released this week after more than two years of delays.
Life is short in Burma, and for many, most of it is spent working for their survival.
A majority of houses in Burma are constructed from bamboo; only two percent have flush toilets, and 16 percent have electricity, according to a new census.
The pilot scheme will target non-registered children in Magwe, Moulmein and Hakha, and is part of a long-term goal to issue birth certificates to every child in Burma.