In the midst of the pandemic, the birth rate in Germany climbs to a record high

In the midst of the pandemic, the birth rate in Germany climbs to a record high


Germany, which was hit hard by the virus recorded the highest birth rate since 1998, according to the authorities.

The country recorded 65,903 Births in March, that was 5,900 more than in 2020. The birth rate in Germany was lower in 2020 than in the previous year.

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Germany, which was hit hard by the virus recorded the highest birth rate since 1998, according to the authorities.

The country recorded 65,903 Births in March, that was 5,900 more than in 2020. The birth rate in Germany was lower in 2020 than in the previous year.

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However, in December and January of this year, Germany had seen an increase, as other regions included China and Jan recorded a decline in birth rates last year.

Several European nations including Spain, Italy and France had reported a drop in birth rates between December 2020 and January 2021, but Germany showed 182,000 more children born over the same period, a total of ten months after the country was first locked due to the virus.

However in France The birth rate fell five percent in February compared to the same period last year, as Italy also followed the same trend with a decline of over 10 percent and estimates in Spain showed a more pronounced decline.

According to the World bank, the fertility rate in Germany was 1.57 births per woman in 2018 and has increased since it was 1.24 children per woman in 1994.

One of the reasons for the rise in birth rates is the initiative of the federal government that “Child benefit” Program as part of the child care allowance that enabled any taxpayer living in the country with children under the system, whether dependent, self-employed or independent, to transfer € 204 to € 235 per child per month directly to the bank account.

According to government guidelines, some people living abroad can also receive child benefit if they fully meet certain German requirements Income tax payment Obligations.

Experts say chancellor Angela Merkel’The decision to allow immigrants to enter the country six years ago also contributed to population growth in the years that followed.

(With contributions from agencies)

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