The U.S. and Germany exemplify two very different approaches to addressing this issue. In 2005, Germany’s then-Chancellor Angela Merkel began expanding parental benefits and investing in child care (along with accepting young refugees from Syria in 2015). The result has been a much-improved birth rate. However, in the U.S., the fertility rate is still on the decline. TikTok mom @usa.mom.in.germany shared her take on why the two countries are yielding very different results.