Planned ‘baby boom’ in Spain?

The PIAF (government plan to support families) isn’t a government planned baby boom.


However, it’s about as close as they could get to one without making a call for all women to have more children to ‘help the country.’

Protecting maternity, improving working conditions for mothers, tax breaks for large families and so on goes the first draft of the PIAF which harks back to president Rajoy’s election promises in 2008 of a ‘Family Ministry.’

The government is trying to combat the falling birth rate in Spain, thought to be caused by the lack of employment due to the crisis, by trying to give larger families an easier ride.

Rajoy has called them the “foundation of society” and, bizarrely claimed that “the aim of the large family incentive is to reduce poverty and social exclusion.”

The opposition is, quite rationally, against this incentive as there is not enough work for the Spanish to support their present families without thinking of having bigger ones.



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