Pro-natalist policy

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A pro-natalist policy is a program a government may adopt in order to encourage a higher birthrate of its population.[1]


Cases

France

Concerned about professional women choosing not to have children, the French Government launched a plan to encourage three-children families, by offering a number of incentives, sonsisting in cash (£675 monthly, nearly the minimum wage) for a mother to stay off work for one year following the birth of her third child, large reductions on train fares, less tax to pay for families with more children, three years paid parental leave, which can be used by mothers or fathers, subsidized daycare for children under the age of three, and full time school places for over threes paid for by the government. These policies had a positive impact in the fertility rate of France, which is one of the highest in Europe.[2]

Hungary

Poland

Greece

South Korea

Japan

Finland

Latvia

Russia

Day of conception

Singapore

Under the slogan "Have three or more!", Singapore pushed a campaign in 1988 offering 12 weeks maternity leave for mothers of 4+ children. The government also offered larger and larger child benefits for each child a family had. The program was aimed at tackling the fall in birthrate due to men and women deciding not to have families, and persue a career instead.[1]

United States

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