A researcher predicts that Lithuania this year may record the lowest number of births in the past 60 years, the Delfi news website reported on Tuesday.
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"The number of children born in Lithuania is forecast to decline by around 800-1,000 annually in the period between 2017 and 2021," Rolandas Tučas, assistant professor at the Department of Geography and Land Management of Vilnius University, said.

"As early as in 2018, the number of children born in Lithuania, at about 29,000, may be the lowest since the early 1950s and it will continue to fall each year," he said.

The forecast for 2018 is below the current record low for the period that was set in 2005, when 29,510 babies were born in the country, based on data from Statistics Lithuania.

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