5 Creative Ways Countries Tried to Up Their Birth Ratesuser
As we shared in our previous post the birth rate of many countries is decreasing – especially after the hit of the global economic crisis. Some countries have taken up the problem very seriously and launched creative campaigns to encourage their citizens to become parents.
If you don’t believe, check out the Danish campaign ‘Do It for Danemark’ created by a local company but still serving the idea of the public good of making more Danes.
The Singapore authorities decided in collaboration with the company Mentos to create a campaign called the “National Nights”. Aiming to push the people to patriotism in order to increase the birth rate of 0.78 per woman.
The City also took to problem to a higher level by attacking directly the urban development authorities to limit the number of small one-bedrooms flat. Not only that but a big Monterian compensation was unblocked in order to support the initiative and the couples willing to help their country. The package included 15.000$ for each child, tax incentives and extended maternity leave.
Due to the “small families program” that was developed in the 70’s, today the birth rate in South Korea has fallen to one of the lowest in the world. With the increase of the economic difficulties, the birth rate felt to 1.2 children per family.
In order to encourage the South Korean to have more babies the government has promised to have lower university tuition fees and state-run child care.
Other incentives included giving away cash vouchers and other gifts to workers. In 2010 the ‘Family day’ was established which required all offices to close at 7 pm and in that way pushing people to spend more time with their families.
The Russian population is decreasing very rapidly since the 90’s due to the high death rate and the low birth rate. That motivated the government to launch the ‘have a baby and win a Fridge’ campaign. September 12 was declared ‘the Day of Conception’ and all women that would give birth 9 months after would win a fridge, money or even cars for the national day which is on 12 June.
The population of Japan is on the way to “extinction” with less than 1.39 children per woman. A student of the university of Tsukuba invented a baby robot that is acting like a real baby. The aim of the robot is not to replace real babies but to trigger the parental instincts and push people to make their own babies.
In the 60’s the population of Romania was approaching zero population growth, which was a real disaster for the Communist idea.
Sanctions were taken for people over 25 years old that were childless. Abortions and divorce where practically impossible, pregnancy test import was halted and some tax & monetary incentives were given. These Draconian measures did not hold on for long since economic compensation were barely enough to buy a bit of milk. The revolution ended it in 1989.
Whatever the situation your country is facing, if you are willing to help with the patriotic act, Conceive Plus is available all over the world through the amazing invention of internet. No excuses – we also give you a free delivery wherever you are in the world.