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Lancet: Fertility Rate Drops By Half as World Population Nearly Triples Since 1950: Down From 4.7 Children Per Woman To 2.4 But World Has Nearly 8 Billion People Now

2018-11-09

 

The Lancet study was reported, again, by Microsoft News application, and I quote:

The total fertility rate — or the average number of children a woman would have if she lived through all her reproductive years — declined from 4.7 live births in 1950 to 2.4 in 2017.
Meanwhile, the global population has nearly tripled since 1950, from 2.6 billion people to 7.6 billion, the report says. An average of nearly 84 million people have been added to the Earth’s population every year since 1985.

 

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