Countries in which an active call for sex
In the definition of a bright future and the vitality of a nation there is nothing more important than the birth rate. Demographers believe that country requires fertility rate more than two children per woman to reach a level at which the number of infants will cover the number of deaths.
However, due to certain cultural and economic reasons, barely half of the 224 countries of the world reached this level. In the low-fertility countries, the government strongly encourages its citizens to have sex and be fruitful and sometimes comes to a very original solutions in the hope of inspiring people.
If you do not have children, says the Danish Government to its citizens, get them at least for the sake of the country. In a small northern country as a low birth rate, that the Danish Spies Rejser travel agency came up with an unusual solution, how to inspire women to become pregnant. At first they offered to pay for the first three years required for baby things for those couples who have conceived while on vacation, booked through their company. And recently they have released a video campaign called "Do it for Mom," which calls to have children, to please future grandmothers.
In Russia in 2007 September 12 announced the official day of conception. On this day, people seem to need to focus on children. And the women who give birth in exactly nine months, on June 12, are refrigerators.
The birth rate in the country was the lowest since 1975. To solve this problem, in 2010 a group of students from the University of Tsukuba invented Yotaro - robot-child who has to help young couples to understand how to be parents.
In 1960 Romania was a dangerous place for young couples. The population did not increase, and the government introduced a 20 percent tax on the income of young couples who have no children. The idea was that if you do not invest anything in the future of the country, and it does not have children and do not create employees, you pay the money.
In the 1980s, the situation has not improved. The women had to undergo gynecological examinations to "demographic community," confirm that the pregnancy is not interrupted. In 1989, the government changed and the campaign turned. The country is still very low birth rate.
Singapore has the lowest fertility rate - 0, 81 children per woman. August 8, 2012 the National Government has arranged the night - an event sponsored by the company was the Mentos. Singaporeans thus vengeance encouraged "to take over patriotism."
the number of small apartments restriction has also been introduced with one bedroom, rented. This decision, apparently, was to inspire people to live together, so to speak, to be fruitful. In total, the government each year spends about 1, 6 billion dollars for the program to as many people had sex.
, South Korea
Every third Wednesday of each month all the institutions in South Korea, turning off the lights at 7 pm. It is also called a Family day. With a low birth rate (1, 25 children per woman), which the government does not only to promote the values of family life, even offers cash reward for those who have more than one child.
The government pays the young parents $ 130 for the first child, $ 170 for second and 260 for third. In 2015 the Prime Minister announced the introduction of benefits for working mothers - for example, a full half-day payment.
In general there are no problems with the birth rate - 2, 48 children per woman. However Parsi community disappears quickly - there were 114 000 people in 1941, and in 2001 - already 61 000. Because of this problem, a series of provocative advertisements in 2014, for example, "Be responsible - do not use condoms tonight." Perhaps the campaign and worked. According to recent data, the number of Parsis has increased.
The Italian Government has chosen a different approach. a series of advertisements has been released, which, in theory, should remind Italians that time is running out, and the children do not appear so simple. "Beauty knows no age, and reproductive ability knows."
Hong Kong was faced with the same problem of birth, like many other developed countries. In 2013, the government submitted a proposal to give money as encouraging couples to have children. The idea was taken from Singapore, where parents pay a bonus of $ 4,400 for the first two children, and for the third and fourth - 5900 dollars. However, Hong Kong's plan did not lead to action.
In the country the birth rate is falling, and unemployment rising - half of young people do not have a permanent job. To solve the problem, the government hired a commissioner on demography - Edelmiru Barreiro. It should identify the reasons for the fall in the birth rate and to develop a strategy to combat it.