Ageing and Longevity

What does the global decline of the fertility rate look like?

For the last half-century, fertility rates have steadily decreased worldwide. Image: Unsplash/Suhyeon Choi

Pablo Alvarez

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The global fertility rate has halved in the past 70 years. Image: Pablo Alvarez | Data from Our World In Data

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A table showing how global fertility rates have declined since 1952 Image: Visual Capitalist
A table showing how global fertility rates have declined since 1952 Image: Visual Capitalist
A table showing how global fertility rates have declined since 1952 Image: Visual Capitalist
A table showing how global fertility rates have declined since 1952 Image: Visual Capitalist
A table showing how global fertility rates have declined since 1952 Image: Visual Capitalist
A table showing how global fertility rates have declined since 1952 Image: Visual Capitalist
A table showing how global fertility rates have declined since 1952 Image: Visual Capitalist

Lower fertility rates, coupled with increased life expectancies around the world, are creating an aging population. Image: The World Bank and the International Monetary Fund

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