Is Depopulation we are Seeing, Planned or Incidental? December Births and Deaths Update

Igor Chudov: “This is my update on reductions in birth rates and increases in mortality. Such reductions in birth rates and increases in mortality are called depopulation, which we will discuss today. I will also admit my mistake regarding my past hope that the birth rate decline would be temporary. A question arises: is the current depopulation-in-progress an accident, or was it intentional and planned?”

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Mark Skidmore is Professor of Economics at Michigan State University where he holds the Morris Chair in State and Local Government Finance and Policy. His research focuses on topics in public finance, regional economics, and the economics of natural disasters. Mark created the Lighthouse Economics website and blog to share economic research and information relevant for navigating tumultuous times.

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