Romania for population

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  • Romania
    • ageing population
      • Large dependancy ratio because number of elderly increase whilst the supporting working population starts to decline
        • effects for 2008
          • large strain on public services
          • more money needed for residential homes, health care, prescriptions and social services
          • not enough people for resources
          • decrease in GNP
          • children have grandparents for longer
          • slow rate of population growth
          • government may have to close schools
          • may recruit workers from abroad
    • CBR =10/1000
    • CDR = 12/1000
    • birth rates are declining
    • life expectancy is increasing
    • pro-natalist
    • In 1960's Ceausescu attempted to increase population growth, he saw that increasing population would also increase economic growth
    • in 1966 abortion was abolished, single and married people over 25 had to pay extra tax (20%) if they were childless. divorce was made hard, 28 divorces in 1967, where as 26,000 in 1966. Family allowances were increased for each successive child. Income tax for families with three or > children was reduced by 30%. contraception was not legally available. 1966-1967 births doubled from 1/4 to 1/2 a million. Abortions went from 1 million in 1965 to 52,000 in 1967. This was enforced by police at hospitals.
    • 1980's - by 1983 CBR = 14/1000. Abortions had risen above live births (illegally mostly). in 1984 age of marriage was lowered to 15. 1985 CBR = 16/1000. in 1986 advertising was used to encourage births: 'patriotic duty'. in 1989, Ceausescuu was arrested and executed following hisregime.
    • limited impacts on births because - its hard to force peopleto have many children.Economic conditions werehard so children were an additional burden.


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