Better Awareness of Marriage’s Benefits Among Young Adults Could Curb Falling Birth Rates: Researcher

The Epoch Times

Canada’s declining fertility has significant implications on the country’s economic and social stability, says a family studies researcher, adding that boosting awareness of the importance and benefits of marriage could help to reverse the trend. “Fertility rates have an impact on labour supply and on the state’s ability to meet entitlement obligations such as health care and public pensions,” says Peter Jon Mitchell in his research paper for think tank Cardus, titled “Missing Marriage and the Baby Carriage.”