Spain appoints ‘sex tsar’ in attempt to boost declining population

LAST UPDATED: 27 Feb, 2017 @ 10:16
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couple-1363960_640SPAIN has appointed a ‘sex tsar’ in a bid to reverse a dip in the country’s birth rate.

It comes after there were more deaths than births for the first time last year, prompting the government to take action.

Figures from 2015 showed that despite women on average wanting two or more children, those aged 18-49 had an average of 1.3, significantly below the EU average of 1.58.

The statistics mean Spain has one of the lowest birth-rates in the developed world.

The new ‘sex tsar’, Edelmira Barreira, will help draft a national strategy to tackle the demographic imbalances.

She has been appointed by Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy.

Spain’s education ministry said the declining birth-rate ‘aggravates other economic imbalances and generates important “impacts” in the Welfare State’.

Rafael Puyol of the Madrid IE Business School said people are too tired after a full day at work and blamed long working hours and late nights.

He said: “They do not help with making a family. Then a child arrives and it is even worse.”

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  1. Doubt if people are having less sex. More likely they are simply having less children. They are hardly likely to have more sprogs when they have a lot less money. All the silly “tsars” in the world won’t address that situation.

    • Stuart- right on! the world needs declining populations not by starvation, not by war, but rather by choice. Fewer people on this planet would solve most of the world’s problems including global warming.

      just one anthropologist

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