AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 05: Secondary school teacher Sarah Ward at home on maternity leave with her three month old daughter Esme Kelliher, is in the last week of her paid parental leave allowance ahead of the New Zealand Federal Budget release, on May 5, 2015 in Auckland, New …

France Sees Third Straight Year of Birthrate Decline

New figures showing that the birthrate in France has declined for the third year in a row as the death rate increased, according to the French National Institute of Statistics and Economic Studies (INSEE).

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Low California Birthrate Endangers Welfare State

A new report in the Los Angeles Daily News details the many dangers that California’s record-low birthrate holds for a state where there is constant political pressure to expand welfare spending, and where the cost of living continues to outpace inflation.

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EU Migrants Responsible for 1 in 10 Births in UK

Nearly one in 10 births in the UK in 2014 were to citizens from other European Union (EU) countries, according to figures from Eurostat. In statistics that show the scale of EU immigration into Britain, the country has the highest

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New Report: Italian Population in Free Fall

The Italian National Institute of Statistics (Istat) has just published its report for the year 2014, which reveals a dangerously aging population and a dramatic decline in Italy’s already low birthrate, not seen since the First World War.