How Did Babies per Woman Change in the World?

Short answer - It dropped

ABOUT THIS VIDEO

In this short video Professor Hans Rosling shows the dramatic change in the number of babies per woman in the last 50 years. Throughout history, women on average have given birth to more than five babies. In the 1960’s the numbers suddenly started falling, and is now down to less than three. Most likely it will continue to drop down to two or even below.

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DATA SOURCES

After 1950: UN World Pop. Prosp. 2012.

Before 1950: hundreds of sources combined by Gapminder. See: http://goo.gl/PcPjte