RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The number of youths aged 15 to 29 in Brazil will drop significantly over the next 40 years, and may be reduced by almost half by the end of this century. This slump in the young population will lower the nation's chances of prosperity and may lead to a labor shortage in the country for the first time.
The study was conducted by the Social Policies Center of the Getúlio Vargas Foundation (FGV), in partnership with the "Youth Atlas" project, and was based on data from the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE . . .