chapter  II
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THE PRESENT POSITION IN GREAT BRITAIN

THE object of Chapter I was to explain the method of population forecasting; now we have to see what results are obtained by applying this technique to the present situation in this country. The reader will then be able to appreciate the relevance of this book; he will find that many of the more important conclusions have already been mentioned as incidental illustrations. In particular he will already be aware of the fact that the net reproductive rate for England and Wales is between 0.7 and 0.8, and of what that implies.