Fertility rates & population replacement

Fertility and birthrates are among the most closely monitored indicators of a country’s economic health. A record high of 83 countries report below-replacement level fertility rates. When the population is too low, economies contract, and lead to a shrinking labour force and a substantial increase in the proportion of elderly. The rise of this dependent older population … Continue reading Fertility rates & population replacement

Fertility rates & population replacement

Fertility and birthrates are among the most closely monitored indicators of a country’s economic health. A record high of 83 countries report below-replacement level fertility rates. When the population is too low, economies contract, and lead to a shrinking labour force and a substantial increase in the proportion of elderly. The rise of this dependent older population … Continue reading Fertility rates & population replacement