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The Movement for the Population Regeneration the Fourth Child Movement (The Children's Party)

Author(s): Marko Mladenović
Subject(s): Law, Constitution, Jurisprudence, Demography and human biology
Published by: Правни факултет Универзитета у Београду
Keywords: Birth rate; Natality crisis; Population regeneration;

Summary/Abstract: The situation regarding the population regeneration in highly developed countries is adverse. The number of children needed for natural regeneration of population is decreasing. Unlike developed countries, those underdeveloped have an excessively high birth rate, representing a real natality bomb and thus increasing the poverty in the world. This issue is of great importance for Serbia, the plight of which includes birth rate problems. On the one hand, poverty is on the rise, and on the other, there has been a sharp decline in the natural population growth. The country's death rate is well over its birth rate. It is high time some radical changes were introduced in the population policy. Two things are of the utmost significance for improving the situation in relation with the birth rate and child care: the creation of a fund for population regeneration (the so-called children's money) and accepting maternity as a vocation (a mother of three should be entitled to apply for her maternity to be recognized as a full-time job). However, neither this would suffice. Urgent large-scale reforms are necessary in other areas such as constitutional and family law, economic, social, educational, health, housing and migration policy, etc. The present generation is the last one capable of saving the Serbian people from its biological death. Reliable assessments show that the Serbs will become a minority in their own state in the next generation already. And in fifty or hundred years they will almost disappear from the Balkans unless necessary steps are taken.

  • Issue Year: 49/2001
  • Issue No: 1-4
  • Page Range: 389-412
  • Page Count: 24
  • Language: Serbian