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demographic transition

a theory of demography which states that, as a nation industrializes, it goes through a series of populational changes, starting with a decline in infant and adult mortality and followed later by a reduction in birth rate. The time lag between the decline in deaths and births produces a rapid population growth in ‘developing’ nations. In ‘developed’ nations births and deaths become approximately equal, giving a stable population structure.
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In a speech at the "9th High-Level Conference on the International Monetary System" in Switzerland, New York Fed President John Williams stated: "Shifting demographic trends and a slowdown in productivity are driving slower trend growth and historically low levels of real interest rates across the globe.
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