Average family size in European countries
The peoples of Europe are dying in the literal sense of the word. In Germany and Italy the annual number of deaths exceeds the number of births: the population is declining due to low birth rates. Even the most optimistic estimates show that the population of Italy will inevitably be reduced from 57 to 41 million by 2050, approximately in the same proportion the population of Germany will decrease.
The average family size in European countries is 1-2 people in Europe, and this figure is higher in less developed EU countries.
How to fight against the depopulation? The exact answer does not exist. But today it is clear that the government monthly aids for children, practiced for a long time in Europe, are completely irrelevant – they do not increase the number of children in the family, but only alter the schedule of births, accelerating the emergence of a child who had been born later. In this regard, the American system of tax concessions and loans, depending on the number of children in the family may be more effective. However, the most powerful means of increasing the number of children in the family and termination of depopulation is in the sphere of religious beliefs.