Author

Yailen Rodriguez

Women of childbearing age: Are they responsible for the problem?

Women of childbearing age: Are they responsible for the problem?

During the past number of years there has been a notable decrease in Cuba’s birth rate, at which time the country has not reached the necessary population replacement rate since 1978. Who is to blame for the “problem”? What factors determine it? When and how many children must women bear? Do these figures correspond with their ideal?

And who looks after them?

And who looks after them?

The consequences of population aging express themselves in a gradual inversion of the population pyramid. To have an older population implies having a population group in danger of developing illnesses and a higher rate of disabling diseases that generate dependence.

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