France's pro natal policy

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  • France's pro natal policy
    • About
      • In general the policy wasn't as effective as hoped.
      • It was also introduced due to fears of an aging population and a decreasing work force.
      • The policy was introduced as France wanted a more sustainable age population.
      • Even though the policy wasn't that successful, France now has one of the highest fertility rates in Europe at 2.1%.
    • Strategies
      • Three years of paid parental leave, this can be taken by either the mother or father
      • Day care for children under 3 is subsidised by the Government.
      • The more children a woman has, the earlier she will be allowed to retire on a full pension.
      • Full time schooling starts at age 3, fully paid by the government.
      • They encourage women to go back to work after having children so they pay more taxes.
      • The strategies are family friendly to make it easier to juggle work and children
      • Child benefits increase per child.
      • When a family has more than 3 children they a 30% reduction on public transport.
      • There are financial incentives available such as tax reductions  and child care reductions


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