Foreign News: Birth Rate

The question of the declining birth rate is one of the greatest problems of modern France and is a matter of grave concern to politicians and public spirited men.

A recent proposal states that "children, after the first born, shall be given by the parents to bachelors who shall be called upon to provide for their wants, feed and clothe them, pay for their education and in a general way act as their fathers until they reach the age of 21."

A good deal of hope in official quarters is placed in immigration. With...

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