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Old 06-11-2018, 09:19 AM
 
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How come no one mentions this in politics?

Except for Bolivia, which is already underpopulated. All other south American countries are about to decline in population.

Here is the birth rate for all south American countries. (Have in mind countries need populations of 2.10 or more in order to grow)

Bolivia 2.20
Venezuela 1.88
Ecuador 1.79
Peru 1.78
Brazil 1.77
Chile 1.75
Uruguay 1.70
Argentina 1.67
Paraguay 1.66
Colombia 1.61

(Source: indexmundi)


Other regions of Latin America have healthier birth rates

Guatemala 2.41
Mexico 2.36
Dominican Republic 2.35

South America is in serious problem
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Old 06-11-2018, 08:48 PM
 
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I'm Colombian. The less kids the wealthier you get so low birth rates aren't changing anytime soon.
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Old 06-11-2018, 10:47 PM
 
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Most European countries are only half of that, USA and China 1.25. They seem to be doing alright, with rising populations.

Don't worry about Africa, they're going to do just fine with birth rates up in the 4s. Very promising, according to your measure.
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Old 06-12-2018, 09:57 AM
 
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Most European countries are only half of that, USA and China 1.25. They seem to be doing alright, with rising populations.

Don't worry about Africa, they're going to do just fine with birth rates up in the 4s. Very promising, according to your measure.
They are not doing right, there is a population crisis in Europe and the fertility rate in the US is 1.9 very close to replacement.
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Old 06-12-2018, 11:02 AM
 
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Notice that the two highest birth-rate countries, Guatemala and Bolivia, have an Indigenous majority. Also notice, that all those countries are Catholic, yet clearly, birth control is being used.
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Old 06-12-2018, 11:35 AM
 
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Notice that the two highest birth-rate countries, Guatemala and Bolivia, have an Indigenous majority. Also notice, that all those countries are Catholic, yet clearly, birth control is being used.
This whole thing about Catholics and fertility rate is something the British used against the Irish and Americans like to repeated.

Catholics countries do not have overpopulation problems, most likely the contrary. even Brazil the largest catholic country is now passing the 200 million marks despite being an older country than the US and receiving the bulk of the transatlantic slave trade. (and 4 million Europeans during the late 1800).

Spain, the most rabid catholic county in Europe has been having population issues for 5 decades now, with shrinking population.

No a single catholic country can be said is overpopulated in the Americas.
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Old 06-12-2018, 02:56 PM
 
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Guatemala is now majority evangelical. Which is even worse. I think Guatemala is the most evangelical country in Latin America.
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Old 06-12-2018, 03:38 PM
 
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Why is a declining population a bad thing?
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Old 06-12-2018, 04:02 PM
 
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why are low birth rates a bad thing

Because nationalities start dying out

the number of old people becomes enormous, and its very expensive for young workers to support so many old people

Birth rates are fascinating, because anything above 2.1 will cause the population of a country to grow

Anything under 2.1 will cause the population of a country to stagnate

Anything under 1.6 condemns the country to continue to decline in population, because there are no economic models that can support such low birth rate, which means too few babies, too many old people and unless each citizen who can have children has at least five kids, the population will not recover.

south American birth rates are plummeting so fast they are starting to reach European levels.

Colombia for example is only 0.11% away from passing the so called (No reverse line) of 1.50

The only reason South American countries (Except for Bolivia) are growing in population is because the few new babies born get to be born in societies where people are not dying easily.

However as soon as the Colombians around the age of 50 and above today start to die from old age, the Colombia's population will plummet tragically.

The same applies to all of the continent except for Bolivia.
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Old 06-12-2018, 04:08 PM
 
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Central America onthe other hand has a healthy population growth. Guatemala has a bit too high population growth and they need to lower it in order to be able to grow sustainable and it can benefit the economy.

Mexico has a high population growth considering its 130 million people, they should reduce a bit their growth to accomodate so many people when it comes to resources and such.

Canada and the US have very low birth rates like South America, but good number of migrants, they cause the population to growth continuously.
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