Wednesday, September 6, 2023

Poland is facing fertility crisis

 According to the search results, Poland is facing a fertility crisis, with women having an average of 1.3 children

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 This low fertility rate is expected to have a negative impact on the future number of births, due to the decreasing number of women of childbearing age
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 As the population is aging and declining, it is expected to cause pressure on the healthcare and pension system
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 The retirement age reduction in 2017 will damage public finances, raise the risk of poverty, and hurt an already tight labor market
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 The government is funding programs to increase the birth rate, such as the Family 500+ child benefit scheme, but these haven’t been hugely effective
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 The Polish government is also campaigning to encourage families to have more children, but as children born in a 1980s boom reach fertility, they are straining a system which constitutionally must provide free services to all Poles
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