Your Quarterly E-Zine
Edition 11 • December 2019

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OK Boomer

Some might think that the Boomers have got it made. Not necessarily so.

Fertility rates have fallen rapidly since the mid-twentieth century, when five children were typical for the average child-bearing woman. In most developed economies, including New Zealand, the fertility rate has fallen below the World Health Organisation (WHO) determined neutral replacement rate of 2.1 births per child-bearing female.