Wednesday, September 05, 2007

Fertility Rates

From Corporate Social Responsibility in Asia:
Did you know…
China’s one child policy has slowed down world population growth more than World Wars I and II, the global influenza epidemic of 1918, and the HIV/AIDS epidemic put together. The one child policy adopted in the late 1970’s halved China’s fertility rate from about 3.3 children per couple to about 1.7 children per couple.
Did you know that other nations have attained a similar, or lower, fertility rate without having to resort to a draconian one child policy or forced abortions? Apparently, the most important indicator of a declining fertility rate is economic development.


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