Japan is reversing a dangerous demographic time bomb — but now the US is in the danger zone
|07/11/2018||Posted by BusinessMediaguide.Com under General World News||
- The US fertility rate has been higher than Japan’s for more than three decades.
- But since the economic recession, the US birth rate has been steadily falling.
- Meanwhile, Japan’s dangerously low birth rate has been creeping up — in part because of better childcare policies.
Rich countries like the US and Japan are struggling to make enough babies. As sizeable populations of older adults retire and age out of the workforce, younger people are having fewer kids. It’s setting up a ticking demographic time bomb, readying to explode when there aren’t enough young people to care and pay for what the read more >>>