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Paul R. Ehrlich

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“It was really a shocking realization that this was happening,” said Mary Brinton, Radcliffe Hrdy Fellow and chair of Harvard’s sociology department. For the past several years, Brinton and a team of collaborators have explored declining fertility rates in postindustrial societies, in work partly funded by the National Science Foundation.

Falling fertility rates

Study finds that national cultural norms and economic conditions are helping create a ‘demographic time bomb’