The Dziennik Gazeta Prawna, a daily Polish newspaper, has reported that Poland is experiencing a baby boom, with about 400,000 more children to be born by the end of the year, New Europe reports.
Since October 2016, the number of babies being born has unwaveringly been growing, resulting in a seven-year high being reached in January.
The daily reports that the reason behind this baby boom might be the country’s “500+” programme. This programme provides families with two or more children with a state handout of around PLN 500 (which equals €115) every month per child.
Another potential factor behind the baby boom could be the expansive Polish job market.
The daily also adds that the government’s past family-oriented measures, such as extending parental leave, greatly contributed to the rise in births in Poland as well.