Fertility rates and gross national incomes per capita

Baerlocher, Mark O.
October 2007
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;10/9/2007, Vol. 177 Issue 8, p846
Academic Journal
The article reports on the 2005 fertility rates per woman and gross national incomes per capita from its 193 member countries by the World Health Organization. Data show that 20 countries with the highest and lowest fertility rates for which gross national income data were available and for the other countries for comparison. Countries with the highest fertility rates per woman tended to have a much lower gross national income per capita than countries with the lowest fertility rates. They also tended to be or to have recently been politically unstable.


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