prime Minister Erna Solberg started 2019 with to say that Norway needs more children. She would certainly not say how we would get there, but communicated, nevertheless, more or less indirectly, that the welfare model is depending on that each woman is a little over two children on average.Columnist Assad Nasir
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Fruktbarhetstallet in Norway was 1,62 in 2017. The message from the prime minister was not to be mistaken: Make more children!
But this the invitation was to trigger a debate we still can see the traces of a half month later. The response has been everything from the that there are enough children in the world from before that a former minister of justice in Norway will maintain the ethnic Norwegian population and therefore cut in family benefits so that immigrants will have fewer children.
The first thing I thought of was that now Erna Solberg has taken on the role of the annoying tanta you are always trying to avoid. She smiles a little wonder and ask "Is there any good news soon then?" I don't know if the desire becomes something larger when you put the obligation on the balance sheet.
I will not try to answer why women in Norway have fewer children. There can be many reasons for it, both individual and structural.
But I'm also concerned about the low fertility rate. In social sciences we learn that there are five basic processes that must take place for a society to be able to be maintained over time.
The first is recruitment. Any community, large or small, must gain new members as the old fall away. There are two ways this can be done on the. One is that you get children, and the other is that people move into from the outside. This should be familiar to most as people moving away from villages, the land and beach around has been a challenge for many years.
When the society does not receive the inflow of new members, you get problems to perform the tasks it is expected that a society fixes.
government of Norway is it therefore a problem to maintain the welfare state if they are to fund welfare are fewer. I believe that this must be resolved both by getting up fruktbarhetstallet and through immigration.
That it responded when Erna Solberg stands in statsministerboligen, looking at us through the screen the first new year's day and says between the lines; make more children, then that is her problem that she does not have political credibility.
Prime music with fine formulations, but not necessarily in the actual policy. A completely fresh such as we find regarding the climate and the environment.
In the nyttårstalen says the prime minister for climate change and the environment is important, but the 14. February we could read in several media that the government Solberg allow the dumping of gruveslam in Repparfjorden. Then wouldn't the climate and the environment as important, anyway. Or, how is one to take a prime minister seriously if she is willing to negotiate away a woman's right to abortion on demand in order to retain political power?
But the greatest problem to Erna Solberg is perhaps, however, that she and the government has given priority to skatteletter on a large scale to the very richest in the Uk. It is deeply usosialt and affects those who have the least most.
When the government Solberg gives big tax cuts the richest, prioritizes, she at the same time other away. This is money that could have been used for the welfare of the people. Instead they are given away to the already well-stocked wallets.
On one side leads to a policy that leads to increased differences, on the other hand, asks people to make more children in order to save the welfare model our.
It hangs, simply does not add up, and then I'm going to have to ask people to create a different government to save the welfare regime, a government that prioritizes the welfare of the people.