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Baby blues: Why is France's high birth rate dropping?

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For years, France has been proud of its high fertility rate. The country has long been the baby-making champion of Europe. But France has been experiencing a kind of "baby blues" in recent years: the number of births is falling, a phenomenon that has been accentuated by the Covid-19 pandemic. We take a closer look in this edition of French Connections.