July 27, 2013
Will the rest of Europe follow William and Kate's example and start having babies too?
As the father of 3 sons, I understand how happy Prince William feels this week. It's an awesome feeling when you hold that new baby. I did it 3 times and it was very exciting! So congratulations to the royal couple and we hope that they enjoy these precious moments. It won't be long before you're explaining to your son why soccer teams keep playing after the clock shows 45:00! It took me a long time to figure out this "compensation time" rule, too! Back to babies. Unfortunately, there are very few of them in Europe. The birth rates are down - even lower since the economic crisis started a few years ago: "Experts say a 2.1 fertility rate is needed to keep the population stable, assuming net migration is zero. In crisis-stricken Greece, the fertility rate dropped to an estimated 1.43 in 2011 after rising to 1.51 in 2008 from 1.27 in 2000, Mr. Sobotka said. Official data from Greece show abortions there rose 50% to...(Read Full Post)