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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

1

What are France's two main strategies?

-increase birth rate
-raise tax and reduce costs

2

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

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Why have taxes been raised?

-to make up the shortfall in the pension fund.

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How was the shortfall in pension funds been managed?

-private companies have to pay more tax to government pension fund.
-retirement age was increased in 2010 to 62

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