Fertility Transition: Is sub-Saharan Africa Different?

  title={Fertility Transition: Is sub-Saharan Africa Different?},
  author={John Bongaarts John Bongaarts and John Casterline},
  journal={Population and development review},
  volume={38 Suppl 1},
Fertility in sub-Saharan africa (“africa”) stood at 5.1 births per woman in 2005–10 (united nations 2011), more than double the replacement level. this high fertility combined with declining mortality has resulted in rapid population growth—2.5 percent per year—and the un projects the sub-Saharan population to grow from 0.86 billion in 2010 to 1.96 billion in 2050 and 3.36 billion in 2100. Such unprecedented expansion of human numbers creates a range of social, economic, and environmental… CONTINUE READING
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