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France'S Pro-Natalist Policy.

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  • Submitted: 23/10/2003
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AS and A Level Population & Settlement

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FRANCE'S PRO-NATALIST POLICY

-Masud Samandari

France has adopted a policy they call "Pro Natalist", meaning that it is "for births". This means that, due to the countries socio-economic situation, they need an increase in the birth rate. One of the reasons this might be necessary is because there aren't enough people in the independent age to support those of the dependent age. It could also be because the country requires a stronger and more abundant workforce to develop more effectively. Countries can have low birth rates or simply few youth for many reasons. France's was that it had lost many young men in the dreadful First World War, and so it needed replacement, precisely for its workforce.

The way France's government went about to put this policy into action was through special arrangements made for the families with many kids, usually more than three. Many modern day-care centres were established around the country along with discounts on public transportation for families with more than three children and an increase in job security. Yet this was to no avail because, until today, France's fertility rate has declined. To illustrate how this policy has been

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