The Global "Demographic Spectrum"

Volume 48, Issue 1
March 2016

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In the minds of many Westerners, Ethiopia is a teeming place with an ever-increasing number of mouths to feed. That is indeed the case in some parts of the country: in the arid south and east, for instance, communities of pastoralists, some of them nomadic, still tend to have big families. Six or seven children remains the norm. But in Addis Ababa, the capital, the average is slightly less than two children per woman, just as it is in most rich countries.
The Economist

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A father and son visit the local health post in the Amhara Region, Ethiopia. © SC4CCM/JSI, Courtesy of Photoshare

A father and son visit the local health post in the Amhara Region, Ethiopia. © SC4CCM/JSI, Courtesy of Photoshare
A father and son visit the local health post in the Amhara Region, Ethiopia. © SC4CCM/JSI, Courtesy of Photoshare ×

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Countries with Above-Replacement-Level Fertility

Data source: UN Population Division, 2015 World Population Prospects, Medium Projection for 2015-2020, http://esa.un.org/unpd/wpp/
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