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Can cash transfers increase fertility rates?

Most developed countries with relatively high fertility rates around replacement level (2,1 children per women), like France or the Nordic countries, have a comprehensive mix of different family policy instruments. The reason why these countries have been experiencing a re-increase … Continue reading

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The More Women Work, The More Babies They Have

A French study by Angela Luci and Olivier Thévenon, cited in several national and international journals, shows that the OECD countries with the most working women have higher fertility rates. The fact that overall birth rates have somewhat risen in … Continue reading

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Recession to blame for women having fewer kids?

New figures release that Germany continues to shrink fast. Fertility rates in Europe’s biggest economy have plummeted to a historic low. The number of births declined to 665.126 in 2009, the lowest level since 1945. However, Germany is no isolated … Continue reading

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