Current situation and outlook for fertility in Latin America

The decline in fertility in Latin America provides an unprecedented opportunity for economic growth and better household living standards in the region. The positive impact of fertility decline is not limited to reducing household size; more important, it completely transforms the age structure of the population and provides countries, for a considerable period of time, with a large and growing potentially productive population combined with a shrinking economically dependent population.

Related Subject(s): Economic and Social Development
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