Let's Have More Babies!

Johnson, Paul
April 2006
Forbes Asia;4/17/2006, Vol. 2 Issue 6, p14
The article reports on the decline in birthrates in Europe as of 2006. Italy had the highest birthrate in 1930, but in the present, it has the lowest percentage of birth. Among the factors that led to the decline are failed marriages and the belief that raising a child is expensive. European governments express dismay at low birthrates but they do nothing to solve the problem. The decline in religious practice may also be a factor in the decrease in birthrates in Europe.


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