I would like to close this paper by focusing again on Pyramids 1 and 2. I was amazed at how similar these pyramids look. Supporting figures (such as nearly the same overall dependency ratio) suggest that the high fertility rate is still driving the population -- not migration (be it immigration or emigration). The rapidly climbing dependency ratios underscore the urgent need to get fertility under control in order to prevent further depletion of the country's resources.
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