Friday, November 23, 2007

A way to fight low fertility issues

As a sociologist dealing with policy issues, labour markets and the sort- haha! my identity has finally been revealed!! - since the beginning of my studies - which was god knows when - dealt with the issue of low fertility rates across all industrialized countries, and the governments' strategies in tackling this problem.

One thing that has not been done, which was an idea I was toying with was the opposite of the child allowance- which is ran in most countries either through tax reduction for parents with children, or through flat rate benefits given out - we can tax the singles, or slash the singles - which is actually the same thing, flip side of the coin.

In the companies we can always discriminate against singles... as shown in the Dilbert comic below.



Ofcourse I am not serious about this, I mean like I would be the first in line to be discriminated against here, but it is an idea....

2 comments:

tk said...

I think migration is the answer to low fertility.

Hwa Young J said...

I think pan global forced adoption/ forced abandonment is the answer here...