Huge global decline in fertility and birth rate is not good for economy but ‘good for planet'

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Published on 15 Jul 2020, 16:02
The world’s fertility rate is rapidly declining according to new research, which could lead to devastating consequences for our society.

According to the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, the global fertility rate has dropped from women having on average 4.7 children in 1950 to just 2.4 in 2017. The decline is expected to continue, with projected figures estimating the fertility rate drops to 1.7 by the end of this century.

If the fertility rate falls below 2.1 the size of the population will fall.

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