Flashcards in Geography- case study-PC- ageing populating- France Deck (5)
Why must the French government come up with strategies to solve the ageing population?
By 2050 there will be a shortage of pension funds by 100 billion euros
What are France's two main strategies?
-increase birth rate
-raise tax and reduce costs
How have France had a pro-natalist policy from 2005 onwards?
-give financial incentives to women who postpone work to have a second or third child.
-give longer, better paid maternity leave
-increase state run crèches and childcare is free from the age of 3
-give tax breaks and public transport discounts for families with >3
Why have taxes been raised?
-to make up the shortfall in the pension fund.