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September 25, 2015 11:36 am

Israel’s Rising Population Raises Concerns About Space

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The OECD praised Israel for its Arab community in part because they help create a more skilled workforce that could climb the economic ladder. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.

The average Israeli woman has three babies in her lifetime. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.

Israel’s birth rate, the highest in the developed world and once seen as a survival tactic in a hostile region, could be its undoing unless measures are taken to reverse the trend.

The average Israeli woman has three babies in her lifetime, nearly double the fertility rate for the rest of the industrialised countries in the OECD. That, accompanied by heavy Jewish immigration from the former Soviet Union, has seen Israel’s population double in the last 25 years.

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