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The explosive impact of falling birth rates

It's no surprise that the world's population is at an all-time high - exceeding 7 billion - although many might not know that it increased by 5 billion during the past century alone. And many would be surprised - even shocked - to know that, over the past three decades, fertility rates have plummeted in many parts of the world, including China, Japan and even significant regions of India.

18 Jul 2013 - 4:17AM

It's no surprise that the world's population is at an all-time high - exceeding 7 billion - although many might not know that it increased by 5 billion during the past century alone. And many would be surprised - even shocked - to know that, over the past three decades, fertility rates have plummeted in many parts of the world, including China, Japan and even significant regions of India.

The explosive impact of falling birth rates