Fertility Rates Cut In Half Since 1950

The world's total fertility rate has been cut in half since 1950, but the population is still rising, according to a study published Wednesday in The Lancet.

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  • Fertility Rate
    Globally, the fertility rate has fallen to 2.5 children per woman and low fertility rates are the norm in most parts of the world: The huge majority of the world population – 80% – now live in countries with a fertility rate below 3 children per woman. 3 On the other end of the spectrum there are a few countries – home to around 10% of the world population – where women on average have still more than 5 children.
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  • Total fertility rate
    The global average for the replacement total fertility rate (leading to a stable global population) was 2.33 children per woman in 2003. Lowest-low fertility. The term "lowest-low fertility" is defined as TFR at or below 1.3. This is characteristic of some Eastern European, Southern European and East Asian countries.
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  • Fertility rate, total (births per woman) | Data
    ( 1 ) United Nations Population Division. World Population Prospects: 2017 Revision. ( 2 ) Census reports and other statistical publications from national statistical offices, ( 3 ) Eurostat: Demographic Statistics, ( 4 ) United Nations Statistical Division.
    11/15/2018 - 4:38 am | View Website
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