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Go Forth and Multiply a Lot Less Lower fertility is changing the world for the better the “replacement level of fertility” – 2.1  sometime soon (if not already), half of humanity will be having only enough children to  replace itself move to replacement-level fertility is one of the most dramatic social changes in history Malthusians tend to discount the significance of falling fertility, they believe there are too  many people in the world, so for them, it is the absolute number that matters Populations can rise while fertility falls because of inertia If, because of high fertility in earlier generations, there is a bulge of women of  childbearing years, more children will be born though each mother is having fewer  children Fertility starts to drop at an annual income per person of $1000-$2000, and falls until it  hits the replacement level at an income head of $4000-$10,000 a year. 
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  • Spring '09
  • Fertility, $10,000, forced abortions, Malthusians

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