The global peak year for births was 1990. Now the number of babies being born is falling. What does this mean for the world as we know it?
Go forth and multiply: the Peak-Teen generation might be the first to have more parents than children.
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Demography influences politics. The post-Second World War baby boom resulted in a surfeit of young adults. In 1960s Europe, protest rose. As China’s premier Zhou Enlai commented in 1972, it was too early to say what the political significance of the rioting by French youth might be. Today, with hindsight, we
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