Leading economists have been for decades that a shrinking population spells significant turmoil for our economy and broader society. This is not a problem exclusive to the United States either – for example, South Korea, a country with one of the lowest fertility rates, is offering to encourage them to have children (at 1-3% lower than commercial banks), as well as several other initiatives.
“Our research indicates a shifting mindset around family growth, largely influenced by economic pressures. It’s imperative that policymakers recognize these trends and evaluate their long-term implications. While there may be environmental advantages to a smaller population, the potential economic challenges cannot be overlooked. As we navigate these changing demographic landscapes, it’s essential to explore every avenue that promotes family growth,” says Samantha Giermek from MadeintheUSASurrogacy.com.
*The figures within the release and infographic have been rounded to one decimal place.