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Falling total fertility rate should be welcomed | Sarah Harper

In a recent article in The Guardian, Professor Sarah Harper discussed declining fertility rates around the world, warning that the focus on boosting populations was outdated and potentially bad for women.

"Far from igniting alarm and panic falling total fertility rates were to be embraced, and countries should not worry if their population is not growing", she said.

Harper pointed out that artificial intelligence, migration, and a healthier old age, meant countries no longer needed booming populations to hold their own. “This idea that you need lots and lots of people to defend your country and to grow your country economically, that is really old thinking,” she said.


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