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Old Posted Jul 1, 2008, 7:57 PM
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Originally Posted by alex1 View Post

Among the findings were that countries that have been more conservative or traditional in the past tend to have lower birth rates (Italy, Greece and Spain). Countries with the highest birthrates are actually in more progressive and liberal countries of Europe (Norway, France, UK...).
I'm afraid that's not true!!!

That NYT article you're talking about mentioned 2 exceptions in Europe that defy this rule, and nobody knows why -- Germany and Austria.

These two countries are liberal and progressive and yet have extremely low birthrates. The article just gave up trying to explain that, aside from mentioning it briefly.
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