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Demography

Babies make a comeback

The population of some wealthy countries is shrinking because of a declining birth rate. It comes as a surprise, and one with policy implications, that after a certain point of development that trend can reverse.

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Tuljapurkar, S. Babies make a comeback. Nature 460, 693–694 (2009). https://doi.org/10.1038/460693a

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