Sociologists in Poland claim that there is no such phenomenon as “baby boom” right now. According to them, our society is ageing fast and young people have more and more hesitations to start a family. However, what strikes me whenever I am in a park or at the shopping malls is the fact that there is such a huge number of pregnant women and women with small children. What is even more interesting is that the women are either in their late twenties or much older.
I think that there are numerous reasons why we can talk about baby boom in Poland.
As of now, Poland has the smallest amount of births per family in the UE. (Around 1.23)
France has about 2.2 per family, which is considered to be the bare minimum to keep the population of France from falling :)
I expect there to be a huge baby boom in Poland in the next 5-10 years :)
The EU will help and make jobs, people will have money for families, and lots of Polish fmailies tend to have more than a few kids. Hell my mother's the only one in BOTH our Artur and her Sperka family to only have 2 kids. The rest all have at least 4 :)