Cash for Kids: Japan's Employers Offer 'Baby Bonuses'

Japan is using a controversial new strategy to boost its birthrate: It's offering financial incentives to families for having babies. Under pressure from the Japanese government, employers are offering baby bonuses in the form of everything from cell phones to cold, hard cash. The Nakatsuka family got more than a bundle of joy when their third child, Yui, was born. They got cash as well -- an $8,000 bonus from the husband's employer, the Japanese telecom company Softbank. It was a bonus...Full Story
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