26 min

Replacement rate: Counting our chickens Quartz Obsession

    • Business

2.1—that’s how many children every woman “needs to have.” Any fewer, and a country’s population will eventually stop growing, age, and shrink, which could inhibit its economic growth and drain government coffers. But it’s easier said than done: China has been well below replacement rate for some time; India is just hitting that number. What happens to the world when 2.1 stops being a guarantee?
Sponsored by EY
EY Work Reimagined webcast: How to prepare for renaissance and recommitment: https://bit.ly/3MZdDLR 
EY 2022 Work Reimagined Survey: https://bit.ly/3P7QzMI
Episode art by Eric Helgas, styling by Alex Citrin-Safadi
Transcript: https://qz.com/2162845

2.1—that’s how many children every woman “needs to have.” Any fewer, and a country’s population will eventually stop growing, age, and shrink, which could inhibit its economic growth and drain government coffers. But it’s easier said than done: China has been well below replacement rate for some time; India is just hitting that number. What happens to the world when 2.1 stops being a guarantee?
Sponsored by EY
EY Work Reimagined webcast: How to prepare for renaissance and recommitment: https://bit.ly/3MZdDLR 
EY 2022 Work Reimagined Survey: https://bit.ly/3P7QzMI
Episode art by Eric Helgas, styling by Alex Citrin-Safadi
Transcript: https://qz.com/2162845

26 min

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