| Sunday, October 9, 2011 - 12:31 am |
I gotta ask, do a country's social security settings affect the average fertility rate in that country?
| Sunday, October 9, 2011 - 12:00 pm |
probably. If they are not working they've got more time to make little'uns
| Sunday, October 9, 2011 - 10:37 pm |
| Monday, October 10, 2011 - 01:18 am |
That's funny, but I'm looking for a serious answer. I'm currently cutting social security payments to a very low level to save costs, and I want to know if that will affect the number of children born in my country each game-month. I know that low social security payments reduce the welfare index, which in turn reduces the rate at which people immigrate to the country, and if reduced too far, can cause people to emigrate from the country, but I want to know if it also affects the rate at which children are born IN the country. Also, does a low social security setting which reduces immigration and increases emigration, reduce immigration and increase emigration for all demographics in the simcountry, or only for unemployed, disabled and retired? I don't mind if a bunch of unemployed bums leave my country, as long as the hard-working, productive people don't leave with them.
| Monday, October 10, 2011 - 02:11 am |
I don't believe it has any effect on birth rate. At least not directly.
| Monday, October 10, 2011 - 03:43 am |
It will reduce your whole population's welfare index making every worker less productive. SS payments are relatively low compared to other expenditures. Watch Productivity of your corps. Any effect should show up there.
| Wednesday, October 12, 2011 - 11:53 am |
Depends on your life expectancy if you have less than 65 LE you can run at 60% and no welfare loss
but once you hit 65 you most got to 80%