How Much Has The Global Fertility Rate Decreased Over The Years?

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Fertility rate describes how many children women bear on average in a given area, and it’s been declining globally over the last 50 years. Women used to have on average five children 70 years ago, but today they’re only having 2.5. This seems to be because women are becoming more educated. Take Iran; in the 1950s, women spent an average of three years in school and raised seven children. In 2010, Iranian women had an average of nine years of schooling but raised only 1.8 children. Read full article here

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