Thursday, June 3, 2010
New statistics show continued low fertility rates in European countries, where some laws aim to increase fertility. No doubt, there are many modern forces contributing to a difficult environment for child-bearing and -raising, including rising costs to doing so.
IRELAND HAD the highest fertility rate in the European Union in 2007, according to new data published by the Central Statistics Office.
A value of 2.1 is generally considered to be the level at which the population would replace itself in the long run, ignoring migration.
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