Even in recent decades, with fewer families, the country has continued to grow, but with one difference: the number of births has started to fall gradually. In other words, the difference between births and deaths started to get smaller and smaller.
The IBGE forecast was that these two lines would only cross in 2047, but in the middle of this path, the pandemic appeared.
For demographic experts, the impacts on the health system and the economy influence family decisions, which reduces the birth rate.
For the doctor and neuroscientist Miguel Nicolelis, this is another sign of the lack of control of the pandemic in the country. He affirms that, already in March, some regions registered more deaths than births – this is the case of Rio Grande do Sul.
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