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Thursday, September 21, 2017

Finland’s Welfare State Has a Massive Baby Problem

The number of newborns has fallen to its lowest level in 148 years

You know you've got a problem when even the best don't have the solution.

Finland, a first-rate place in which to be a mother, has registered the lowest number of newborns in nearly 150 years. The birth rate has been falling steadily since the start of the decade, and there's little to suggest a reversal in the trend.

Demographics are a concern across the developed world, of course. But they are particularly problematic for countries with a generous welfare state, since they endanger its long-term survival.



Anonymous said...

"Greatest country on Earth" and we rank 32nd out of 144. How great.

Anonymous said...

Greatest country on earth, what a bunch of crap. Socialism doesn't work in Finland or anywhere else, without a constant increase in population to support government giveaway programs, eventually the economy will crash. It's happening here in the US because crooked politicians have stolen our social security retirement money and given it away to a bunch of dead beats that won't work.Democrats though not alone are the worst.

Anonymous said...

birth rate is falling in all the most educated countries, among the educated. that's the problem, the uneducated and the poor are the ones bearing children. that would be why our society is going broke and getting dumbed down. there is no downfall to popping out those kids if someone else is going to be there to foot the bill.

Anonymous said...

have to regenerate the taxpaying slave population.

Rebel Without a Clue said...

No worries, Finland's baby problem will be backfilled by Muslim babies! Aloha Snackbar people!!