Tuesday, May 17, 2005

France's baby boom

According to this article in the International Herald Tribune, France is reversing a European trend of shrinking populations.
The growth in France is mainly due to a birth rate of 1.9 babies per woman, according to Insee. Immigration accounts for about a fourth of it.

If the predicted increase takes place, France will replace Germany as the EU's most populous country.
Not a word about the cause. I like to venture a guess: twelve million Muslims, with an average of five children per family can easily compensate for the staleness and impotence of French society.

But it might be just paranoid old me.


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