/ POLAND HAS LOST 1 MILLION PEOPLE (for other EU countries)
in the late 1800's to early 1900's, the average fertility rate for polish women both in poland and america was around 7.1 (my prababcia had 11 kids living on a farm in Zabludow - 4 males died in WWII)..my maternal babcia had 8 of her own (all survived).. and my mom had 4 (+ 2 miscarriages)..
The Polki of today should once again follow this trend, and our population *decline* will quickly be reversed. :D
I don't understand why people are so overly concerned about being financially stable to support their offspring..
I mean, ****.. you have pakistani couples having an average of 8+ kids while living on welfare in Canada, yet they all seam to live happy, prosperous lives, and send their children all off to universities later on.
I'm 24, make just over minimum wage, and live happily on my own... yet i'm incredibly desperate to have kids... I wanna start off with 1, then 2, then 4, then 6...hell, i'd go for 10 or more.. money or no money.. there are ALWAYS ways to support your kids in a developed country, So so so so soo many ways. :)