An empty playground in Garden Grove, California. The financial crisis of 2008 sent birth rates tumbling around the world, and they are still falling in China, Japan, the US and most of Europe. Photo: AP

Economists fear low birth rates in developed world will choke growth

Birth rates have been down in the developed world since the crippling 2008 financial crisis, further putting the brakes on global growth

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An empty playground in Garden Grove, California. The financial crisis of 2008 sent birth rates tumbling around the world, and they are still falling in China, Japan, the US and most of Europe. Photo: AP
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