fertility in developing countries as a whole has dropped to just under three children per woman

May 9, 2015

The good news is that fertility in developing countries as a whole has dropped to just under three children per woman, about half what it was in 1969, and the expectation is that it will fall further, to 2.17 children per woman by 2045-2050.

 

Source: The State of World Population 2001, Chapter 1, Overview UNPF

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