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France leads Europe in birth rates
AFP ^ | 01/13/09 | AFP

Posted on 01/13/2009 3:32:32 PM PST by GOPGuide

PARIS (AFP)

France cemented its status as Europe's fertility champion on Tuesday when fresh statistics showed women are having on average more than two children each, an increase from last year's birth rate.

The second most populous country in the European Union after Germany, France began 2009 with 64.3 million inhabitants, 366,500 more than in 2008, according to the national statistics agency INSEE.

While there are fewer women of child-bearing age in France, the birth rate has continued to climb, with 2.02 children on average born to every woman in 2008, up from 1.98 in 2007.

Last year, more than 800,000 babies were born in France, the highest number in three decades, confirming the success of the country's family-friendly policies.

State-provided child care and family support payments are well-established while labour laws provide for generous maternity and parental leaves, encouraging young couples to become parents.

The average European birth rate is 1.5 children, with France and Ireland at the top of the fertility list.

Like in many other western countries, French women are having babies later in life, starting usually at age 30, nearly two years later than in the 1980s.

Birth rates are up in the 30-40 age group and more than one in five babies were born last year to a woman over the age of 35. In 1998, older women accounted for only 16.5 percent of births.

Since 2006, more babies are born out of wedlock in France and the trend is continuing. Some 52 percent of newborns were born to unmarried couples in 2008, a full 10 percent more than in 1998.

Longevity in France remains high with men living on average until the ripe old age of 77.5 while women usually make it to their 84th birthday.

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1 posted on 01/13/2009 3:32:34 PM PST by GOPGuide
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To: GOPGuide
More Muslims = higher birth rate = more Muslims

It ain't a pretty picture.

2 posted on 01/13/2009 3:34:34 PM PST by San Jacinto
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To: GOPGuide

Only because France has the highest population of Muslims.


3 posted on 01/13/2009 3:34:34 PM PST by reg45
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To: San Jacinto

Yup


4 posted on 01/13/2009 3:35:09 PM PST by TASMANIANRED (TAZ:Untamed, Unpredictable, Uninhibited.)
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To: San Jacinto

It’s not Muslims, they are only 7% of the population.


5 posted on 01/13/2009 3:35:12 PM PST by GOPGuide
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To: GOPGuide

How many of these plenteous babes are born to Muslim couples?


6 posted on 01/13/2009 3:35:33 PM PST by caseinpoint (Don't get thickly involved in thin things)
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To: GOPGuide
Too bad the majority are probably moslem spawn. They are experts at taking advantage of the government's "family friendly" policies. France is financing its own demise.
7 posted on 01/13/2009 3:35:52 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: GOPGuide
How many of those babies will grow up to be "Youths of unmentionable ethnic background"?

Just turn the Eiffel Tower into Europe's tallest minaret.

8 posted on 01/13/2009 3:36:00 PM PST by KarlInOhio (On 9/11 Israel mourned with us while the Palestinians danced in the streets. Who should we support?)
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To: San Jacinto

that was my first thought.


9 posted on 01/13/2009 3:37:57 PM PST by mrs tiggywinkle
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To: San Jacinto

Did I miss the Muslim reference in the article?


10 posted on 01/13/2009 3:37:57 PM PST by PurpleMan
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To: Eurotwit; WesternCulture

Ping


11 posted on 01/13/2009 3:38:39 PM PST by GOPGuide
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To: GOPGuide

It’s nonchalance, not vanity, that makes French women sexy

http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2008/apr/04/france.gender


12 posted on 01/13/2009 3:39:27 PM PST by PurpleMan
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To: GOPGuide

Seven percent of 64.5 million is, what, about 4.5 million. They can produce an awful lot of those 800,000 babies.


13 posted on 01/13/2009 3:41:03 PM PST by caseinpoint (Don't get thickly involved in thin things)
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To: GOPGuide
Heard it sev'ral months ago from a dude who lives there. I xed, "But they're all Muzzies?", and he says he doesn't know because it is illegal there to categorize statistics by ethnicity or religion. So there!
14 posted on 01/13/2009 3:43:34 PM PST by Revolting cat! (After all is said and done I'm goodier goodier than you!)
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To: caseinpoint

Muzzies breed like rabbits!


15 posted on 01/13/2009 3:43:38 PM PST by WellyP
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To: GOPGuide; reg45
That was my first thought as well. However, if you look at names things are a little more encouraging. I found a couple references to the 2006's top 10 French baby names and there wasn't a Mohammed/Muhamad/Mahamad/Barrack in the bunch. Let's hope 2007 followed suit.

10 most popular names in France (2006)
Girls' Names
Emma
Lea
Manon
Clara
Chloe
Ines
Camille
Sarah
Oceane
Jade

Boys' Names
Enzo
Mathis
Lucas
Hugo
Matheo
Nathan
Theo
Noah
Matteo
Thomas

16 posted on 01/13/2009 3:47:11 PM PST by philled ("I prefer messy democracy to the stability of tyrants." -- Howar Ziad, Iraqi Ambassador to Canada)
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To: GOPGuide
It’s not Muslims, they are only 7% of the population.

It is not readily knowable what percentage of all residents of France are Muslim, or how old they are. My understanding is that the Muslim residents of France are younger on average than the others and that they have more children than the average and start having children younger. Thus their contribution to present and near-future population growth may be much greater then you might expect just from the 7% figure.

17 posted on 01/13/2009 3:48:35 PM PST by rogue yam
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To: GOPGuide
"It’s not Muslims, they are only 7% of the population."

That's more than enough to cause a demographic, cultural, moral and intelligence shift in the population...

America is a startling example of the shift possible from a minority of only 12%,

18 posted on 01/13/2009 3:52:31 PM PST by river rat (Semper Fi - You may turn the other cheek, but I prefer to look into my enemy's vacant dead eyes.)
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To: San Jacinto

That was my question; are they actual Froggies, or are the future Jihadies?


19 posted on 01/13/2009 3:53:10 PM PST by AFreeBird
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To: PurpleMan

In my opinion, the ugliest most unattractive women I have EVER seen were in from France and the UK. I’m not saying all are like this.. but the ugliest ones, in my opinion, were encountered in these two countries.


20 posted on 01/13/2009 4:02:55 PM PST by babubabu
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To: GOPGuide

“the birth rate has continued to climb, with 2.02 children on average born to every woman in 2008, up from 1.98 in 2007.”

Pardon me, but does that mean that every French womann, on average, is having 2 or more babies per year?


21 posted on 01/13/2009 4:03:17 PM PST by OldNavyVet (Character counts)
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To: philled; GOPGuide; reg45
Europe's Muslim Street

"More are on the way. Today, the Muslim birth rate in Europe is three times higher than the non-Muslim one. If current trends continue, the Muslim population of Europe will nearly double by 2015, while the non-Muslim population will shrink by 3.5 percent."

"A parallel process of Muslim enfranchisement is accompanying this population surge. Nearly half of the 5 million to 7 million Muslims in France are already French citizens.

Which country has the healthiest fertility rate? France. Which country has the most Muslims? France. Which country has the second healthiest fertility rate on the western end of the Continent? Denmark. Which country has the second largest proportion of Muslims? Denmark. Get the picture?

22 posted on 01/13/2009 4:06:36 PM PST by kabar
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To: OldNavyVet

Yes, the replacement level for a first world country is 2.07 to be exact. Replacement is higher than 2.07 for countries with high death rates.


23 posted on 01/13/2009 4:10:59 PM PST by GOPGuide
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To: babubabu

UK women are a bit plain looking but not Frenchwomen.


24 posted on 01/13/2009 4:12:23 PM PST by GOPGuide
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To: GOPGuide; All

France is finished!


25 posted on 01/13/2009 4:21:01 PM PST by truthguy (Good intentions are not enough!)
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To: babubabu

The UK, really? London had the highest concentration of good looking women I’ve ever seen.


26 posted on 01/13/2009 4:23:18 PM PST by rbg81 (DRAIN THE SWAMP!!)
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To: GOPGuide

I was in France twice last year for a week a piece. Nice to see I’ve still got the power...


27 posted on 01/13/2009 4:25:07 PM PST by Zuben Elgenubi
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To: GOPGuide

There’s also lots of Moslem women in France...


28 posted on 01/13/2009 4:31:29 PM PST by Tennessee Nana
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To: GOPGuide

Way to Go France! Keep going—its the only way to save western Civilization! Our salvation is in the bedroom! Now Germany and England need to start breeding like crazy!


29 posted on 01/13/2009 4:35:51 PM PST by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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To: Forward the Light Brigade

I suggest all reading Mark Steyn’s book “America Alone.” All the European birthrates are there and the French birthrate is secondary to Muslims.


30 posted on 01/13/2009 4:47:10 PM PST by AZFolks
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To: GOPGuide

Likely not French, just ewts.
Utes.
Yoots?


31 posted on 01/13/2009 5:02:24 PM PST by 668 - Neighbor of the Beast (If you want Palin in 2012, better start closing those primaries now.)
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To: philled

I heard somewhere it is illegal to name a baby something that isn’t on the French govt list. Or it used to be. (I read a lot more history than current events.)


32 posted on 01/13/2009 5:05:31 PM PST by 668 - Neighbor of the Beast (If you want Palin in 2012, better start closing those primaries now.)
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To: OldNavyVet

No, it means the average woman is have 2.02 children during her childbearing years. That number is extrapolated from the birth rate in any given year.


33 posted on 01/13/2009 5:15:05 PM PST by WashingtonSource
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To: GOPGuide

34 posted on 01/13/2009 5:43:54 PM PST by jas3
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To: GOPGuide
It’s not Muslims, they are only 7% of the population.

If you start with a population of 93 elephants and 7 rabbits, after two years, the place will be crawling with rabbits.


35 posted on 01/13/2009 6:11:44 PM PST by Polybius
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To: jas3

Where are their names and phone numbers? ;?


36 posted on 01/13/2009 8:03:58 PM PST by Soothesayer (The United States of America Rest in Peace November 4 2008)
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To: hinckley buzzard
"Too bad the majority are probably moslem spawn."


That would be statistically improbable given the percentage of the French population made up by Muslims.
37 posted on 01/13/2009 8:20:58 PM PST by rob777 (Personal Responsibility is the Price of Freedom)
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To: philled
"That was my first thought as well. However, if you look at names things are a little more encouraging."


It is about time someone actually dug up cold hard facts to verify initial gut reactions. I wish more of us would follow your example.
38 posted on 01/13/2009 8:24:47 PM PST by rob777 (Personal Responsibility is the Price of Freedom)
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To: Soothesayer
Melissa Theuriau
39 posted on 01/13/2009 9:13:39 PM PST by jas3
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To: jas3

Merci Beaucoup!


40 posted on 01/13/2009 9:15:43 PM PST by dfwgator (1996 2006 2008 - Good Things Come in Threes)
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To: GOPGuide

That’s still 4.5M French Muslims, or Muslims living in France. I’m thinking they account for a disproportionate % of the new borns.


41 posted on 01/13/2009 9:21:31 PM PST by EDINVA
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To: jas3

Looks like she should be on Fox News


42 posted on 01/13/2009 9:41:19 PM PST by EDINVA
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To: GOPGuide
French women are highly overrated. The most attractive women in France are ironically those of North African ancestry. English and Irish women are, IMHO, the least attractive in Europe (ducks).

Southern Spaniards, Catalans, Italians from all regions, Poles, and even Hungarians are far more attractive than zee French women.

43 posted on 01/13/2009 9:47:43 PM PST by Clemenza (Red is the Color of Virility, Blue is the Color of Impotence)
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To: rbg81
Most of the better looking women in London are not English.

Besides, in addition to being a-s ugly, most Englishwomen are rude, feministic, and skanky. Very ugly, inside and out.

44 posted on 01/13/2009 9:49:01 PM PST by Clemenza (Red is the Color of Virility, Blue is the Color of Impotence)
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To: Clemenza

they are instead Polish...:D


45 posted on 01/13/2009 11:14:59 PM PST by stefanbatory (Do you want a President or a King?)
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To: rob777; philled; All

Actually, I hate to burst the bubble, but I have been looking, and although I cannot find the list, it is a requirement in France to choose a baby name from an approved list. So, the most popular names most likely indicate...nothing.


46 posted on 01/14/2009 12:54:11 AM PST by JDW11235 (I think I got it now!)
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To: rob777; philled; All

I dunno, if it is a double post or not. But again, while I cannot find the list, I have read at numerous sites that the French have an approved list of names for children (I believe around 150 in number), so the propensity of those top ten names very likely means nothing.


47 posted on 01/14/2009 12:57:27 AM PST by JDW11235 (I think I got it now!)
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To: 668 - Neighbor of the Beast

That is correct. The names must be on the list so as to not allow children to make fun of. I wonder how many of those Maries and such are bearing male Muslim middle names from their fathers. Also, if they have more than one wife, they may be multiplying far faster than people are willing to admit. I have read articles that say many, many Native French are having no children, as well as friends who were living there who gave anecdotal evidence. It would be interesting to see what the growth rate of Muslims has been, and over just what period of time...


48 posted on 01/14/2009 1:02:18 AM PST by JDW11235 (I think I got it now!)
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To: San Jacinto

Birth rate of France: 2.02
Birth rate of Algeria, where the largest number of French Muslims are from: 1.82
Birth rate of Tunisia: 1.73


49 posted on 01/14/2009 6:05:42 AM PST by dangus
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To: PurpleMan; GOPGuide

can you say Rachida Dati?


50 posted on 01/14/2009 7:02:51 AM PST by Cronos (Ceterum censeo, Mecca et Medina delenda est)
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