Economic Progress

The post-WWII baby boom: fertility cycles and economic uncertainty

A customer breastfeeds her baby as she waits to buy at the wholesale food market Mercado Central, in La Matanza district outside Buenos Aires, November 24, 2010. Argentina's economy will grow at one of the world's fastest clips this year at around 9 percent, thanks partly to booming retail sales. The downside is annual inflation estimated privately at between 25 percent and 30 percent. Although wage hikes have helped offset the impact of rising costs, inflation is spawning changes to consumer spending. While some Argentines cut back, others seize on promotions to buy now rather than watch their savings lose value. To match Feature ARGENTINA-INFLATION/   Photo taken November 24, 2010.    REUTERS/Enrique Marcarian   (ARGENTINA - Tags: POLITICS BUSINESS SOCIETY) - GM1E6CE05I501


Bastien Chabé-Ferret
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Paula Gobbi
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