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Incentives for having kids: solution for falling birth rates?

Fertility rates are plummeting across the world, so many governments have created incentive programs to encourage people to have more children.

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To prevent economic stagnation, some countries with a low birth rate are offering government incentives to encourage women to have more children.
Countries generally need a birth rate of 2.1 children per women to maintain a stable population. The birth rate in the United States was 1.86 in 2013, the lowest it's been since 1986, according to the Washington Times.
Other countries such as Japan, Russia, the United Kingdom and France also have birth rates below the so-called "replacement rate" and have programs set up to try and counteract the negative economic effects of a falling population ...

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