Shrinking Spanish Town Offers People Money To Have Or Adopt Kids
If you need some cash and are open to the idea of being a parent, head for Aldeaseca, Spain. The rural town’s population has shrunk to just 254 and if you’re willing to live there with your kids, the government will put $320 in your pocket.
“In Aldeaseca, we have resorted to new baby grants to try to encourage people to stay and thereby avoid closing services, such as school,” he explained.
“That is basically the goal. No one is going to get pregnant just for a grant,” mayor Jesús Izquierdo. “But they just might see it as an incentive not to move away.”
Source: The Local