Germany at Center of Europe's Low Birthrates

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Birth rates throughout Europe are falling to dangerously low levels. The problem is especially pronounced in Germany. Demographers there predict the country's population will shrink by over 12 million in the next decades, with the average age will increasing significantly. Kyle James reports.



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