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Kathleen Stein Smith, Ph.D

Germany passes Japan to have world’s lowest birth rate – study

A study says Germany’s birth rate has slumped to the lowest in the world, prompting fears labour market shortages will damage the economy.

Germany has dropped below Japan to have not just the lowest birth rate across Europe but also globally, according to the report by Germany-based analysts.

Its authors warned of the effects of a shrinking working-age population.

They said women’s participation in the workforce would be key to the country’s economic future.”

Read more @ http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-32929962

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