adj. Of or relating to policies or actions that encourage couples to have more children.

Example Citation:
"In the United States, birth rates have been below replacement [level] for 25 straight years...'Pronatalist' policies, such as the newly enacted $500-per-child tax credit in the United States, are important, but the results are uncertain."
—Ben Wattenburg, "The Population Explosion Is Over", The New York Times Magazine, November 23, 1997

Here's the earlist citation (which, happily, also demonstrates the opposite word — anti-natalist):

"There has been a striking turnaround in many Idcs' official attitudes to increasing population. A few (eg, Cameroon, where birth control is illegal and family allowances are designed to push up the birth rate) are still pronatalist. Most are now anti-natalist."
—"The reproduction function," The Economist, January 8, 1977

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