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Should We Worry About Low Fertility?

December 17, 2014, Isabel V. Sawhill

Though many rich countries are worried about population decline, Isabel Sawhill says the end of the five-year decline in U.S. fertility might not be reason to cheer; if we want more upward mobility, Sawhill says, perhaps low fertility would allow parents and society to invest more in each child.

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