Sunday, June 23, 2013

European Demographics: Portugal's Declining Birth Rate


The Washington Post examines Portugal's birth dearth, a decline of 14% form 2008 to 2012.

The Post notes that the Portuguese decline coincides with that of some other European nations, declines which ultimately will threaten the long-term economic health of these nations.

Washington Post: Portugal's Declining Birth Rate

"Portugal is at the forefront of Europe’s latest baby bust, one that is shorting the fuse on a time bomb of social costs in some of the world’s most rapidly aging societies."
---Washington Post

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