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Author: UPEC Staff

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The Tribune has reported that Utah’s birthrate is now below replacement level

Great news everyone. The Tribune has reported that Utah’s birthrate is now below replacement level! We should celebrate this fact — slowing population growth will mean a better quality of life for all of us in this state. And don’t believe the hype of those mentioned in the article who worry about the effects of a lower birthrate on the economy. PER CAPITA wealth gains — the only metric that really matters — are almost inevitably going to increase, regardless of the birthrate.

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UPEC’s Roundtable Written Up in the Salt Lake Tribune!

If Utahns continue to have fewer babies, group says it will make state richer and help the environment

Continuing Utah’s recent trend toward women giving birth to fewer babies will make the state richer and help its environment, according to a report by a group that advocates slowing population growth.

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Roundtable Presentation

The Utah Population and Environment Council (UPEC) encourages you to attend a roundtable presentation on Monday Oct. 21 starting at 7 pm. We will be meeting in the basement of the SLC Library, Conference Room B.

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