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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A chart detailing the global decline of fertility rates, with a 50% reduction in the last 70 years
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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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