France's Pro-Natalist population policy

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What led them to introduce a Pro-Natalist policy?
Ageing population and a low birth rate. 17% of France's population is over 65. Spending focused on older population which means that it is hard for France to support the dependents.
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What did they introduce and how did they make it appeal to the public?
Policies to encourage larger families. The more children a woman has, the less tax she pays. Monthly allowance of £180 which raises when the child reaches 11. 30% reductions on trains and half-price on the metro.
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State another incentive used by the French government.
State nursery schools take children from the age of 3, and for toddlers there is an incentive.
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What were the pros of the policy?
France's population should rise from the present day 62 million to about 75 million in 2050.Second highest birth rate in Europe. Fertility rate is now one of the highest.
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What were the cons of the policy?
Despite second highest birth rate, it still might not be enough because the replacement level is 2.1. The sale of contraceptives was banned and this led to STIs. Increase in unemployent because of all the women staying at home.
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Policies to encourage larger families. The more children a woman has, the less tax she pays. Monthly allowance of £180 which raises when the child reaches 11. 30% reductions on trains and half-price on the metro.

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