Quebec v Korea: encouraging parents to have (more) children

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It is well known in the K-blogosphere that Korea has a low birthrate and that could spell trouble for seniors in a few years if there aren’t enough productive Koreans paying taxes.

to increase the birthrate, Korea has, among other things, outlawed abortions.  I guess this will work but Quebec seems to have some more positive ideas.

Quebec is offering cheap day care, paternity leave and financial assistance for in-vitro fertilization.  Whether the province can afford these benefits remains to be seen. CBC link, MP3s can be downloaded: part 1, part 2.

It is well known in the K-blogosphere that Korea has a low birthrate and that could spell trouble for seniors in a few years if there aren’t enough productive Koreans paying taxes.

to increase the birthrate, Korea has, among other things, outlawed abortions.  I guess this will work but Quebec seems to have some more positive ideas.

Quebec is offering cheap day care, paternity leave and financial assistance for in-vitro fertilization.  Whether the province can afford these benefits remains to be seen. CBC link, MP3s can be downloaded: part 1, part 2.



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