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

Jan 3, 2018 | 09:00 GMT
Global fertility rates have decreased by about half since 1960.

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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