Global Study: Low Birth Rates Can Bring Surprising Economic Benefits

October 10, 2014 2:58 AM

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Global Study: Low Birth Rates Can Bring Surprising Economic Benefits

While low fertility rates and aging populations can challenge government social safety nets, a new global study published in Science suggests that modest population decline can actually improve broader standards of living.

HONOLULU (Oct. 9, 2014) -- In many countries, couples are having fewer babies - or none at all - leading to older populations and widespread concern about declining tax revenues, higher spending on pensions and health care, and possibly economic decline. But a new global study from the East-West Cen...

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