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Topics: fertility rate

Holland’s Tax Code Punishes Families, Stay-at-home Moms



https://www.pop.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/WB-WB-Netherland-Tax.mp3 The Netherlands often prides itself on equality and tolerance, yet, written into the Dutch tax code are profound inequalities that place significantly heavier tax burdens on families with a stay-at-home parent. In the Netherlands, a traditional family with a sole breadwinner and a stay-at-home mom may be required to pay as much as 557 percent more in taxes than a household with the same income where both spouses work—simply because one of the two …

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PRI Review – March 8, 2019



Too Many Kids? Body Parts Scam Exposed Northern Ireland Abortion Case   Segment One Are We Running Out of People? Everyone knows that the world is overpopulated, or soon will be. But what if everyone is wrong? Steven W. Mosher Ask anyone if the world is overpopulated, and you know what they will say. The idea that we humans are breeding ourselves to death—and taking the planet with us–is in the air that we breathe. …

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Are We Running Out of People?



Ask anyone if the world is overpopulated, and you know what they will say. The idea that we humans are breeding ourselves to death—and taking the planet with us–is in the air that we breathe. It was drummed into us in high school biology, where we were told that the world is like a tiny “lifeboat.”  We have to lighten the load, our teachers told us, or the “lifeboat” will sink and we will all …

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Be Fruitful and Multiply! Says Hungarian Prime Minister



In his annual State of the Nation address this past Sunday, Hungary’s Prime Minister Viktor Orban announced his proposed “Family Protection Action Plan,” a package of policies aimed at encouraging couples to marry and have children. Lots of children. A key element of Orban’s plan would exempt women with four or more children from the income tax. His plan also offers women under 40 who are getting married for the first time special low-interest government …

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Egyptian Government Pushes for Population Control



https://www.pop.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/WB_Egypt_pushes_pop_control.mp3 The Egyptian Government has long implemented programs to encourage smaller families and birth control usage. But far more intrusive population control policies—including a two-child cap for welfare recipients and a proposed incentive scheme for one-child families—may soon be introduced by the government if certain Egyptian lawmakers get their way. In a statement issued on November 22, Egyptian Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouli announced that, starting in January 2019, the government will put a two-child-per-family cap …

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China Begins “Mobilizing the Masses” to Reproduce



https://www.pop.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/WB_China-2-child-mandate-092118.mp3 This article originally appeared on LifeSiteNews When the Chinese Communist Party implemented a “comprehensive two-child policy” in early 2016, outside observers assumed that it would be voluntary.  And why should they not? To all appearances, this was a dramatic relaxation—a doubling, no less–of the restrictive one-child policy. But appearances can be deceiving, especially where China is concerned. Instead of enjoying a new dawn of reproductive freedom, Chinese couples are actually being herded into something …

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Nearly 125 Indian Members of Parliament Back Petition to Introduce a Two-Child Policy



https://www.pop.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/wb-India-two-child-091018.mp3 Nearly 125 lawmakers in India’s Parliament have signed a petition to Indian President Ram Nath Kovind, calling for a nationwide two-child policy. Members of Parliament (MPs) who signed the petition have called for a law prohibiting Indian couples from having more than two children with stiff penalties for couples who exceed the proposed two-child limit. On August 9th, four MPs from the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh met with President Kovind to personally …

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China Stepping Up Measures to Boost the Birth Rate



https://www.pop.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/WB_çhina_2_Chld_082918.mp3 Since the Chinese Party-State abandoned its one-child policy two years ago, birth rates across in China have remained stubbornly low. Communist Party officials are beginning to worry that, despite being allowed to have a second child, many couples are choosing not to. Perhaps that is why the two-child policy is being referred to as a “comprehensive two child policy” or a “full two children policy,” (“全面两孩”政策 / “全面二孩”政策). The implications are that couples are …

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