Japanese City Offers RM76k Cash Reward To Encourage People To Have More Than 2 Children
Not sure if this is the easiest way to make money, but it’s definitely a convenient one, especially if you’re already planning to have kids. The Japanese city of Sado, Niigata Prefecture is currently offering ¥2 million (about RM76,600) worth of cash rewards to encourage couples to have more than two children to help with the city’s dwindling population problem.
A survey conducted among families in the city revealed that most respondents were happy to have more kids if it wasn’t due to financial concerns. Seeing this, the city decided to take matters into their own hands and provide cash rewards to residents with a third child to ease their struggles.
The payment will be distributed throughout the child’s life, staggering from when they’re born to when they turn six, 12 and 15 years old.
The city is also hoping to encourage people from other parts of the country to move to the city and raise their children there. But it’s not just the city of Sado that’s facing population decline, as up to 38 out of the 47 prefectures across the country have recorded a drop in population.
What do you think about this choice of incentive?