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Falling Fertility Rates In Developing Countries Is Worrisome

Wall Street Journal: Slumping Fertility Rates in Developing Countries Spark Labor Worries
“Slumping fertility rates aren’t just a problem for wealthy countries anymore. … Thailand’s fertility rate has fallen to an average of just 1.6 children per woman, from seven in the 1970s, disrupting centuries of tradition in which children care for their parents. That is forcing political leaders to look for new sources of economic growth and community leaders to search for ways to make the elderly more self-sufficient…” (Hookway, 3/19).