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Demographic Devastation: Italy’s Birth Rate Drops To 150 Year Low


 Italy EU 2.0

By Tyler Durden (Zero Hedge): 12 May, 2015 – Photo: Pava

Italian women would “like to have more [children], but the conditions just aren’t good enough,” laments one new mother as CBS News reports, official figures show that in 2014 there were fewer babies born in Italy than at any time since 1861. “Nowadays people don’t want to raise their child in poverty,” but Pope Francis had a different opinion, as The Guardian reported, “a society with a greedy generation, that doesn’t want to surround itself with children, that considers them above all worrisome, a weight, a risk, is a depressed society.”

 

Chart: Bloomberg

Relative to Europe’s top-‘producing’ nation – Azerbaijan – and its 18.3 births per 1,000 inhabitants, He may well be right but the Italians are in ‘depressed’ company along with Portugal, Greece, and Spain at the lower end of the EU spectrum.

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