Africa: Africa Must Mimic East Asia to Slow Population Growth

| September 18, 2013

[African Arguments]Africa’s population growth figures are staggering. The continent had a fertility rate of 5.4 children per woman during the 2005-10 period – double that of any other region – and it is projected to decline only to 3.2 by 2050, still higher than other regions (the rate is under 2.5 in Asia, and below 2 in East Asia).

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