Moscow, October 17 - "Vesti.Ekonomika". To tackle the problem of a shrinking population, one small Finnish municipality decided to pay its citizens to have children, according to the BBC.
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In 2012, the problem of fertility in Lestijärvi became apparent. In a small community in Finland, only one child has been born in the past year. It became clear that the population was under the threat of reduction with an almost complete absence of the birth rate.
The Lestijärvi authorities decided to take a radical measure to increase the population. They began to pay their citizens to have children.
The amount is 10 thousand per child, it is paid over 10 years.
Declining fertility and rising life expectancy have become major causes of population aging around the world.
As reported by Vesti.Ekonomika, Finland is one of the ten countries with the oldest population in the world. For many years, the birth rate in the country has been inferior to the death rate, at the same time, the population is growing, which is due to immigration.
Demography is one of the biggest threats to the global economy and the future of the world. The OECD predicts that in many developed countries there will be a serious demographic imbalance, in which there will be many more representatives of the older generation than the younger generation.