22 May '11, 6pm

Education Leads to Lower Fertility and Increased Prosperity

Education Leads to Lower Fertility and Increased Prosperity

Fertility rates tend to be highest in the world’s least developed countries. When mortality rates decline quickly but fertility rates fail to follow, countries can find it harder to reduce poverty. Poverty, in turn, increases the likelihood of having many children, trapping families and countries in a vicious cycle. Conversely, countries that quickly slow population growth can receive a “demographic bonus”: the economic and social rewards that come from a smaller number of young dependents relative to the number of working adults.

Full article: http://blog.sustainablog.org/education-fertility-prosperity/

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