February 16, 2013

The Global Fertility Panic

Doug Saunders, Globe and Mail

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We have entered the age of the fertility panic. Country after country is discovering that smaller families are causing the population to shrink, which means more old people, and therefore higher government expenses and lower tax revenues. And many of those countries are then jumping to the wrong conclusion: that they should persuade people to have more kids.

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TAGGED: global economy, Demographics

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