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Economics Influence Fertility Rates More Than Other Factors
April 30, 2013
Based on a recent study by a University of Missouri anthropologist, economic changes have the greatest impact on reducing family size, and thus slowing population growth, compared to other factors. Understanding the causes of declining birth rates may lead to improved policies designed to influence fertility and result in reduced competition for food, water, land and wealth.
University of Missouri-Columbia
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