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Old Posted Feb 2, 2009, 7:26 PM
orulz orulz is offline
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I did not realize that France had such a healthy birthrate.
They say that a fertility rate of 2.1 is what is required for a country to maintain its population without taking immigration into account.

It's true that France does have a pretty good fertility rate, but it also seems like it's costing them a pretty penny.

France has, I think, 3 years of paid maternitly leave per child? This is in addition to free nursery schools, free health care, and subsidized child care?

If you're in the middle class in the US, you get I think 12 weeks of UNpaid maternity leave, and you're completely on your own for health care, and for child care you're on your own too until your kids are old enough for kindergarten.
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