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Iranian authorities encourage families to have more babies

30 July 2012 Last updated at 15:23 BST

Iran has had a population control policy which encouraged maximum two children per family for two decades.

A future of a 50% elderly citizens has forced the politicians to reconsider their stance.

Iranian couples are now encouraged to have as many children as they can with promises of financial help from the government.

Karen Zarindast reports.

Video produced by BBC Persian's Behrang Tajdin