German fertility rate rises

German Baby Boom? Fertility Rises for First Time in Decades

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

Since the country reunified in 1990, Germany has seen its fertility rate decline year after year, leading many to question the longterm fate of Europe’s economic powerhouse. Those who are worried have a positive new sign though as the latest birthrate numbers to come out of Germany last week revealed that new births have …

Sources: Destatis

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Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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Do Germans Hate Online Ads the Most? Ad Blocking Study Says ‘Yes’

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

Advertisements are a reality no matter where we go. We can’t really avoid them. Most of the time we have conditioned ourselves to tune them out, but in the last few years the use of dedicated ad blocking tools has risen to new heights, leaving advertisers scrambling to find new …

Sources: Statista

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Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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Top Baby Names of 2016

Can You Guess Germany’s Top Baby Names of 2016?

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

The Association for the German Language (GfdS) has just released their collection of popular baby names on Wednesday, bringing in over 65,000 unique registered names across 1,050,000 newborns in 2016, and the results were, well, not too different from years past. Both the top 10 girls and boys names list contain the …

Sources: GfdS

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Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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German Accident

Chance of Becoming Roadkill in Germany at Record Low, But New Threat Arises

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

While Germany may have some of the fastest roadways in the world with its Autobahn, it often equates to some messy, and deadly, accidents that are known to bring traffic on the highway to a complete standstill, sometimes lasting for hours. Thankfully there is some good news coming out of …

Sources: Destatis via DW

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Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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Refugees Help Boost German Population to Record Highs

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

Germany has long struggled with an aging population that has seen its death rate surpass new births, but despite the negativity surrounding the million-plus refugees entering into the country since 2015, they are responsible for reversing the trend and have boosted the German population to a record-breaking 82.8 million people. The Federal …

Sources: Reuters

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Stephen Fuchs
Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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The Surprising Number of Young German Men That Wont Leave Home

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

For decades, German families have been known to stick together under the same roof, often including three or four generations, so it wasn’t a huge surprise when the Federal Statistical Office (Destatis) reported last week that 62 percent of youth aged 18 to 24 were living with their parents. In 2005 …

Sources: Destatis, Spiegel via the Local

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Stephen Fuchs
Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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Internet Expected To Rule Over TV in German Homes in 2017

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

German TV providers are about to come face to face with the feared, yet expected, reality that their medium is on the way out, taking a backseat to this thing called the internet. The days of centering your evening plans around the time slot of your favorite show, or having to …

Sources: Bloomberg

Stephen Fuchs
Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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Germans Making Babies Again, Fertility Reaches New High

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

Germany has been facing a fertility problem for decades as the aging population has far outnumbered new births, but thanks to the refugees coming into the country, the German birthrate has hit a 33-year high. Newly released numbers by the Federal Statistics Office showed that the birthrate in 2015 was 1.5 …

Sources: Federal Statistics Office, Reuters

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Stephen Fuchs
Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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Germans Change Course Ever So Slightly On Beer Consumption in 2014

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

For the past several years beer consumption in Germany has seen a consistent decline, but the German Brewers Association has reported that 2014 put an end to this trend, although only by a very small margin. On average, Germans drank 107 liters of beer per person last year, slightly up from the …

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Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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