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In Italy, rising anxiety over falling birth rates

Clip: 11/25/2019 | 7m 55s Video has closed captioning.

Family size has been shrinking in the industrialized world for decades, and in Italy, the decline has been particularly dramatic. A generation ago, Italian mothers commonly had more than four children. Now they average less than two. Demographers warn that a shrinking population could yield an unprecedented economic crisis. Special correspondent Christopher Livesay reports from Sicily.

Aired: 11/25/19

Rating: NR

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