Policy ForumGLOBAL POPULATION GROWTH

Demographic Consequences of Declining Fertility

Science  16 Oct 1998:
Vol. 282, Issue 5388, pp. 419-420
DOI: 10.1126/science.282.5388.419

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Summary

In the developed world, fertility rates are dropping precipitously. In his Policy Forum, J. Bongaarts discusses the demographic trends that underlie these decreasing fertility rates and explains how they will influence world population growth in the future.