MAJOR Baby Boom NOW underway in Poland
Poland is experiencing a baby boom, with estimates forecasting that up to 400,000 children will be born by the end of 2017. The number of babies being born has been steadily growing since October last year, hitting a seven-year high in January.
The reason for the boom might be the government’s “500+” programme, which provides all families with two or more children with a state handout of PLN 500 (USD $125) a month per child.
The buoyant Polish job market is an important factor in the growth in the number of as well births. The previous government’s measures, including that on extending parental leave, significantly contributed to the baby boom in Poland as well.