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Europe 18/01/2007 22:42:00 Subdivisions: Western Europe Eastern Europe British Isles Northern Europe Mediterranean Europe Physical landscapes: Alpine system Western Uplands Central Uplands North European Lowland Europe’s Population Implosion When a population urbanizes, average family size declines, and with it the  overall rate of natural increase also declines. To keep a population stable, (statistically) the average woman must bear 2.1  children Europe as a whole. That figure in 2002 was 1.4 Not a single European country recorded more than 2.2 births per woman, and  seven, including It. And Sp., recorded below 1.3 – the lowest ever in any  human population. It., in the late 1990’s became the first society in world history with more  people above the age of 60 than below the age of 20. This poses serious  challenges for a country. The shrinking number of younger working people will not be able to support  the mushrooming elderly population who need pension and health care. Tax increase to cover the deficit worsen the business climate, increasing  unemployment and the need to emigrate for jobs. Urbanization is the common denominator. Confined living spaces and high 
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