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How a falling birth rate stalls the world economy

Having fewer children used to be seen as a sign of progress, but when the whole world is having fewer children it can have a severe impact on global economic growth.

As the population of the world gets older, and the percentage of those who are of working age gets smaller, This Week's World looks at what impact this is having on the global economy.

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  • 21 May 2016
  • From the section World
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