Greek Crisis Leading to Low Birth Rate

child traffickingRecession and rising unemployment in Greece has led to a decrease in the number of births as more and more couples are unable to bear the financial and psychological “cost” of having a child. Doctors of the World estimate that because of the crisis, four out of ten women will have a child less than they prefer or possible not have any children at all.

In 2012, the birth rate in Greece slumped to 9 births per 1,000 residents, while the same rate in 1980 was 15.36. The dramatic decline of births started in the 90s, but it was halted thanks to the influx of foreign immigrants. It is characteristic that in 2012 the number of births by Greek women amounted to  84,851 (84.54%), while the number of births by foreign women reached 15,520 (15.46%). The corresponding data for 2011 was 87,426 births (82.14%) by Greek women and 19,002 births (17.85%) by foreign women. in Greece, during the last years, the total fertility rate for foreign women is consistently higher than that for the Greek women. However, despite the “help” from immigrants, Greece has one of the lowest fertility rates in the EU.

Unemployment, low incomes, cuts in allowances and social services are preventing Greeks from having children. It is estimated that the cost of private vaccination for a child exceeds 1,500 euros. According to the latest figures, every year in Greece, more than 250,000 abortions are recorded. Moreover, despite the high rate of infertility, assisted reproductive treatments have reduced by 15%.


  • Polycrates

    Birthrate is directly related to the economy.

  • Leftist censorship

    Poorer nations tend to have higher birth rates. Wealthier nations tend to have very low birth rates.

    The low birthrates have more to do with a selfish attitude rather than poverty. In western countries individuals (including women now) focus on their personal interests rather than choosing to have families.

  • MSMlies

    The real cause of this catastropic abortion rate is the growing secularity amongst Hellenic women, and the Hellenic youth in general. Even though 97% of Hellenic citizens are baptised members of the Greek Orthodox Church it’s clear from the horrifying abortion rate that a sizeable percentage of people under 40 are to a degree secular, and only see and treat the church as a place where they can get married, have a nice traditional wedding, etc. These same women who murdered their unborn children will one day decide to have at least one child, – (once they feel they are too old to party hard with drugs and alcohol at the bars without looking like a desperate cougar) – and will go baptise that child. They seem oblivious to the fact that they’ve aborted living beings that never got a chance to be baptised, they don’t seem to understand, believe or care that in the eyes of the Lord Jesus Christ they are murderers, baby killers. A few decades ago, the younger females of that generation took the churches stance that abortion equals murder, very seriously. Hence birth rates were relatively high. Whenever secularity, athiesm takes grip of a society you immediately see a drop in birthrates, and contrast this with muslim women who in adhering to their religion are producing large families and taking over an aeging baren secular Europe. Indigenous Europeans have forgotten Christ, they ignore his word and so they are ripe to be conquered by the Islamic hordes. Only under the banner of the Cross of the Lord Jesus Christ, only with a restoration of Christianity as a central tenet in the lives of indigenous White Europeans can Europe resist being submerged by the Islamic hordes. When Europe was Christian it would have been impossible for politicians to convince a Christian European populace to accept tens of millions of muslim immigrants into Europe. Today in a secularised society where profit, materialiam rules the day, native Europeans are easily sold the line that importing tens of millions of muslims because it will “promote economic growth”, etc ad nauseum.

  • MSMlies

    An average of 2.1 children per family is what is known as “replacement level”, any less the population will slowly vanish. Greece currently has 1.39 per family. Stillbirths have risen by 20% since 2008.
    How does Samaras react? By implementing a child tax!

    This is not a simple “across the board” tax increase to everyone, rather it even has a slight decrease for unmarried people, a stable to slight increase for most of those married with one child, and then a large increase for those with 2 children, and an even larger increase for those with 3.
    This is the first of it’s kind known in any western country.

    The New Democracy led Greek government is attempting to drive the birth rate even lower and is in violation of Article 2, section (d) of the UN’s genocide definition:

    (d) “Imposing measures to prevent births within the group.”

    New Democracy leader and Prime Minister of Greece Antonis Samaras is implementing a policy of Genocide against the Indigenous Greek population, on behalf of his Zionist masters at the American Jewish Committee, the World Jewish Congress, the European Jewish Congress, the Anti-Defamation League of B’nai B’rith, etc

  • MSMlies

    By implementing this new child tax increase for any family with over 2 children, and an even greater tax increase for families with 3 children, the New Democracy led Greek government is attempting to drive Greek birthrates even lower and is in violation of Article 2, section (d) of the UN’s genocide definition:

    (d) “Imposing measures to prevent births within the group.”

    New Democracy leader and Prime Minister of Greece Antonis Samaras is implementing a policy of Genocide against the Indigenous Greek population, on behalf of his Zionist masters at the American Jewish Committee, the World Jewish Congress, the European Jewish Congress, the Anti-Defamation League of B’nai B’rith, etc

  • Polycrates

    Some people are bound to carry a very heavy cross on their shoulders the rest of their life for the gravest mortal sin of all. They may try to ignore the taking of a unborn child’s life but there is no hiding it in their conscious and soul. It will haunt them unceasingly with guilt and thought of what could have been, but instead was given up. Our church is the fundamental reason we are who we are in culture, language and people. In our rush towards liberalization seeking social acceptance among the nations of Europe, we took for granted who we are and the special gift our ancestors gave us at great sacrifice to remain as Greeks through hundreds of years of Ottoman occupation with a basic set of morals and ethics. As I have said many times in the past; There are times I really hate the 21st Century.

  • Polycrates

    Take a look at the disaster of Singapore where the government had a decades long program was called “Two is Enough” to stabilize population growth. Any more than two children a family was progressively taxed for government housing and schooling They were so successful that ethnic Chinese professionals married very late and a below than sustainable birth rate. Ethnic Malay were out birthing the Chinese dramatically shifting the ethnic demographic profile of the country and a cause for concern for the government. In a poorly veiled attempt to recover the government created marriage incentives and special meet and dating programs at resorts unofficially for ethnic Chinese professionals, and the Two is Enough program quietly passed away in the night..

  • Leftist censorship

    Right. Samaras is committing “genocide” against the Greek people. You are mentally ill.