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World likely to witness fall in fertility rate

The world is likely to witness a fall in the global fertility rate, as per a recent report published in a reputed International media house.

The report implies that almost every country may see their population reduced in the near future.

Are we fully prepared to face this phenomenon? As per another report, the world is totally ill-prepared for the global crash in children being born.

It is suspected that the predicted fall in the fertility rate is likely to have a serious impact on societies across the world – particularly the western societies.

The phenomenon will affect the developed societies more than the under-developed and developing societies across the world

Some developed countries such as Spain and Japan may see their populations reduced by the year 2100.

Generally, fertility rate means the average number of children a woman gives birth to. The fall in the rate means the average number of children a woman gives birth to is falling.

Notably, if the rate comes down below the point of 2.1, then the size of the population starts to fall.

In the year 1950, the average number of children a woman gives birth to was 4.7. Since then the rate has been consistently falling due to various reasons.   

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