It is said that for the first time in many years the French birth rate is showing an upward tendency. Of late years it has been decreasing or stationary. The increase is small, only about 9,000 for the first six months of 1908, but it was accompanied with a corresponding decrease in the death rate of over 60,000. This would seem to indicate that the conditions that have been troubling the French sociologists for the past few years are improving.
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