In Taiwan, 57.24% of women work

In Taiwan, 57.24% of women work

Of all women between 15 and 64 years old in Taiwan based on the government’s 2016 data, there are 2,961,000 working women, constituting 57.24%.

There are 1,572,000 women who have not left their jobs after marriage, constituting 53.09%.

There were 520,000 women who left their jobs due to marriage, 384,000 women who left their jobs due to giving birth.  There are 2,212,000 married women who do not work, there are 644,000 of them who have left their jobs due to marriage and have not returned to work up to now (May, 2017), and 404,000 of them who have left their jobs due to giving birth and have not returned to work up to now (May, 2017).

There were 673,000 women who had left their jobs due to marriage but have returned to work.  The return rate is 51.1%, and on average, time between jobs is 6 years and one month.  There were 794,000 women who had left their jobs due to giving birth to their first child.  There are 505,000 women who have returned to work after giving birth.  The percentage of women returning to work after given birth is 55.57%.  Time between jobs averages 5 years and 5 months.

 

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Taiwan’s older mothers

Taiwan’s older mothers

In 2016, 67.1% of mothers giving birth were over 30 years old, averaging 30.7 years old who gave birth to their first born.  In 2006, the average age of mothers giving birth that year to their first born was 28.1 years old.  In 2016, 40% of all mothers giving birth that year were between 30 and 34 years old and 27.1% were over 35 years old.  In 2005, 43% of mothers giving birth that year were over 30 years old.

In 2016, 100,000 baby girls were born and 108,000 baby boys were born.  Female newborns constituted 48.2% of all births.  The male to female ratio was 107.6 males to 100 females.

In 2016, 13,000 foreign mothers gave birth in Taiwan, constituting 6.1% of all mothers giving birth that year.  This is a drop in the number of foreign mothers giving birth in 2006 of 5.5%.

In 2016, 50% of mothers gave birth to their first born, 37.8% gave birth to their second child, and 10% gave birth to their third child.  The ratio of males to females among the first born in 2016 was 106.5 males to 100 females, 107.8 males to 100 females among the second newborn babies, and 113.0 males to 100 females among the third newborn babies.  In 2007, the male to female ratio among the third newborn babies was 126.4 males to 100 females.

 

 

 

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Newborns of foreign workers in Taiwan will get immediate universal health coverage

Newborns of foreign workers in Taiwan will get immediate universal health coverage.  Previously, the newborn had to wait six months before coverage is granted.  The current law is being revised.  When the revised law is passed, newborns of foreign white and blue collar workers in Taiwan will all be eligible for immediate universal health coverage at moment of birth.

 

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Taiwanese Hakka

Taiwanese Hakka

At the end of 2016, Taiwan has a Hakka population of 4,530,000, an increase of 330,000 from 2011.

The Taiwanese Hakka population constitutes 19.3% of the total population of 23,540,000 people.

However, only 46.8% of the Taiwanese Hakka, or 2,120,040 of them can speak Hakka.

Over the past five years from 2011 to 2016, the Taiwanese Hakka population increased by 330,000.  This means that the number of births of the Taiwanese Hakka population over the past five years was 66,000 babies a year.

 

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Get smart by eating

Get smart by eating

A Taiwanese report says that to get smart, eat Taiwanese egg fried rice, non-vegetarian American pizza, and Indian Tandoori chicken with Basmati rice.

Yeah!

According to the Taiwanese report, Taiwanese and Basmati rice and American flour provide the starch, and Taiwanese egg, American meats and Indian chicken provide the meat protein that enhances neural activity.

Of course, in Taiwan, one egg was found to be contaminated by dioxin which is suspected to have been mixed in with the chicken feed.  In America, try to avoid ractopamine tainted meats on your pizza.  And in India, try to avoid suspected “plastic rice” in Delhi.

Except for that one egg found to have been contaminated by dioxin, Taiwan prohibits the importation of ractopamine tainted American pork, and good quality Taiwanese rice and vegetables and hogs are produced organically.

So, get smart by going to Taiwan and enjoy Taiwanese egg fried rice, Taiwanese made American pizza, and Indian tandoori chicken with Basmati rice in Taiwan.

Yeah!

 

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New oral cocktail treats hepatitis C 99% effectively

New oral cocktail treats hepatitis C 99% successfully

The Taipei Veterans General Hospital announced on May 17, 2017, that a new oral cocktail drug treatment for hepatitis C has been 99% effective with a 92% complete success rate among 100 hepatitis C patients.

A three-month clinical trial that began on January 24, 2017, has been completed.  The 100 hepatitis C patients consisted of 43 males and 57 females.  Among them, 92 patients, i.e., 92% of them, emerged four weeks later completely cleared of the hepatitis C virus upon testing.  The 43 male and 57 female patients ranged in age from 40 to 87 years old.

The new cocktail formula is 99% effective in eliminating the 75% to 80% probability of hepatitis C patients developing chronic hepatitis, and the 20% to 30% among them developing hepatic cirrhosis, and the 2% to 3% probability among them developing cancer of the liver and late stage afflictions.

Taiwan has 300,000 to 600,000 hepatitis C sufferers.

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Taiwanese mother’s average age giving birth to first child is 30.7 years old

Taiwanese mother’s average age giving birth to first child is 30.7 years old

In 2016, a Taiwanese mother’s average age giving birth to her first baby is 30.7 years old. In 2007, the average age of a mother giving birth to her first baby was 28.5 years old.

In 2016, 50.9% of all birthing mothers gave birth to a first child, 37.8% gave birth to a second child, and 11.3% gave birth to a third child.

In 2016, 48,817 mothers giving birth were between 25 and 29 years old, constituting 23.51% of the total number of mothers giving birth in 2016, 82,738 mothers giving birth were between 30 and 34 years old, constituting 39.85% of the total number of mothers giving birth in 2016, and 48, 276 mothers giving birth were between 35 and 39 years old, constituting 23.25% of the total number of mothers giving birth in 2016.  The average age of a birthing mother in 2016 was 31.85 years old.  In 2007, the average age of a birthing mother was 29.53 years old.  The average age of a birthing mother has become older by 2.32 years of age from 2007 to 2016.  Based on the percentages above, only (100% – 23.51% – 39.85% – 23.25%) = 13.39% of mothers giving birth in 2016 were under 30 years old.  The overall average age of birthing mothers in 2016 was 31.9 years old.

In 2016, 58.3% of all mothers giving birth to a first child were over 30 years old.  In 2007, 37.0% of all mothers giving birth to a first child were over 30 years old.  This is an increase of 21.3% from 2007 to 2016.

In 2016, 207,600 babies were born, 5,493 babies less than were born in 2015.  This is an annual drop of 2.58% in the number of births.

 

 

 

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