Why do Italians have such large families?



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    Setting the old Casanova stereotype aside, Italians come from a culture that values family ties, in which loyalty and service to one’s family are honorable above all others. In rural parts of Italy, large families are necessary for keeping family wineries and farms running. Moreover, Italians are predominantly Catholic, and whether or not families practice their religious rituals regularly, the Catholic way has always been to procreate as a means of extending and preserving the Church’s reach. This sentiment tends to follow families as they relocate to other parts of the world, including the United States.

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         They don’t. Italy’s birthrate is one of the lowest in Europe: 1.31 children per woman.

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