GLOBAL PERSPECTIVES

Fertility Rates Keep Dropping, and It’s Going to Hit the Economy Hard

MIN READJan 3, 2018 | 09:00 GMT

If the world has too many elderly dependents and not enough workers, the burden on economic growth will be difficult to overcome.

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Global fertility rates have decreased by about half since 1960, drastically shaping today's economy and promising much more severe consequences to come if the plunge continues. ...

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