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Fertility Rates, 1950-2050 

Source: Population Division - United Nations, World Population Prospects: The 2017 Revision, www.un.org

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The curves show how fertility evolved between 1950 and 2015 with, for a few countries, projections up until 2050. Over the period under consideration, the number of children per woman fell everywhere. This trend can be observed in the countries of the North, which were already evidencing low levels in 1950 (Japan, Russia, United States, France); in those where the drop has already occurred (China, Brazil, India, Algeria), and in those where it is in progress/still to come (sub-Saharan Africa, including the Niger with 7 children per woman in 2015).

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