Tuesday, October 27, 2015

“A woman carried a child down a Havana street. By almost...



"A woman carried a child down a Havana street. By almost any metric, Cuba's demographics are in dire straits. Since the 1970s, the birthrate has been in free fall — a problem more common in rich, industrialized nations than poor ones like Cuba. Young people are fleeing the island in big numbers. Meanwhile, those who remain say they are reluctant to have children, afraid to raise kids in a country where the average state salary is just $20 a month. While the government has begun to circulate pro-pregnancy messages, experts say Cuba will not be able to procreate its way out of the current crisis anytime soon. @danielberehulak photographed #Havana on #nytassignment." By nytimes on Instagram.



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