World Population To Shrink After 2050, Fastest In These Nations: Study

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“The world’s population will likely shrink after 2050, according to an analysis, a potential threat to the global economy as declining numbers of working-age people hurt production and tax rolls.” NDTV News

It would be the first time in modern history for growth in the number of world inhabitants to halt, researchers said in The Lancet journal. Access to birth control and education for women will help drive fertility rates below the level needed to maintain current populations, the authors said.
“This study provides governments of all countries an opportunity to start rethinking their policies on migration, workforces and economic development to address the challenges presented by demographic change,” said lead author Christopher Murray, director of the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington School of Medicine, in a statement.
 

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