1. January 2019 and pays the Canton of Ticino 3,000 francs bonus for each newborn child. The families "take some of the pressure", says health Director Paolo Beltrami Nelli by telephone from the Christmas holidays. Even those who adopted a minor child, is entitled to the money. Child child is.
the aim of the action: The Ticino to witness more children. The birth rate is 1.37 children per woman is very low, the national value is 1.52. Only 13 per cent of the Ticinese population are children under the age of 13. The average age is 44 years and the highest of all cantons. Not well, says Paolo Beltrami Nelli, the father of three daughters, an engineer, and CVP-politicians. Without talent no new taxpayers, pension funders, professionals. "The Ageing of the population brings us economic and cultural problems." To address the Problem, has explored the Canton in surveys of the needs of the parents. Again and again the desire to have more time with the child, according to. The new premium is now paid six months after birth, after the expiry of the maternity leave. "The 3000 francs to make it financially possible to reduce the workload easily and to be more at the children," says Beltrami Nelli. Are entitled to parents with a gross annual income of up to 110'000 Swiss francs.
At the same time, the childcare is cheaper in the Canton. Easier to stay at home and lightweight hats. "We do really everything," says Beltrami Nelli. Is funding the 20-million-franc program by the Ticino's economy. Employers pay a small levy on the wage bill – as a counter-power to ensure that you are relieved in addition to wealthy people from the Canton of tax.
The idea is to stimulate children's production with money, is not new. Australia paid up to 2014, the "Baby Bonus", the former Minister of Finance recommended that the Australian pairs to make three children: "One for mum, one for dad and one for the country." France knew several kids premiums, it must go back since the financial crisis of 2008. In Portugal, the mayor of trying to make your aging villages with baby money attractive. And in Switzerland, neuchâtel, Jura, Fribourg, Uri, Schwyz, and Lucerne, one-time bonuses of about 1000 Swiss francs to pay, in the Valais and the Vaud, there are more in Geneva, the allowance increased from the third child from 2000 to 3000 francs. The effectiveness of such measures is disputed, but not disproved.
politicians prices the child to generate as a Patriotic act, even as a commitment against immigration: more, less Strangers. In Germany, the CDU had demanded politicians once "children instead of Indians". In Ticino, in contrast, the baby bonus seems to be a refreshingly open-ended project. Of course, it is desirable, independent of foreign work force, by the many cross-border workers, says Beltrami Nelli. But the foreigners after five years of residence in the Canton of Ticino is also entitled to the baby bonus. Swiss after three years. Good news: Everyone can make Ticino babies.
This Text has been corrected, the term "birth rate" was by "birth rate". (Tages-Anzeiger)
Created: 28.12.2018, 22:45 Uhr