Birth Rates in Selected Countries

Birth rates in most Western countries are now below replacement, and birth rates in India have fallen rapidly, but birth rates in Africa remain high.

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Notes:
Source: World Bank
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level 67
Jul 17, 2018
More intercourse then!
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level 38
Aug 22, 2018
Oh yeah - "Ferris Buller's Day Off"
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level 70
Aug 12, 2018
US needs more immigration, not less. Or destined to suffer from perpetual recession, as Japan has since 1990. Young, productive working people to support old, retired people. Ponzi, anyone?
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level ∞
Aug 14, 2018
Japan may be in a perpetual recession, but unemployment is 2.4%. Not bad!
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level 37
Aug 21, 2018
You do realise immigrants grow old too.
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level 77
Aug 21, 2018
You do realize that it takes some time for young people to get old, right?
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level 65
Aug 21, 2018
or we could get our birth rates back up
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level 77
Aug 21, 2018
One of these solutions is easy, the other is impossible.
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level ∞
Nov 12, 2019
If you're wondering why Japan had a sharp decline in births in 1966, it's because of a Japanese superstition that says it's bad luck for girls to be born in the year of the Fire Horse. This happens every 60 years. The next one will occur in 2026.
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level 67
Nov 14, 2019
:O
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level 77
Nov 14, 2019
The power of stupidity in large numbers... and it's pretty funny there was a bit of a spike in '65... I guess those couples were trying to get one in under the wire.
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level 24
Nov 14, 2019
Surprising that India's population is growing but birth rate decreasing? WOW
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level 73
Nov 14, 2019
It's still above 2...
At least in 2017 it was. And if average life expectancy is increasing and / or people are having children younger then the current extant population can increase even if birth rates drop below replacement