How Did Babies per Woman Change in Different Regions?


In this short video Professor Hans Rosling shows how the drop in number of babies per woman is distributed across the world. The numbers have dropped in all regions of the world, but not exactly in the same way and not at the same time. The drop in Africa and Asia came later, but is faster than in the Americas and Europe. If the current trend continues, by the end of the century we can expect two babies per woman all over the world.

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After 1950: UN World Pop. Prosp. 2012.

Before 1950: hundreds of sources combined by Gapminder. See: