Saturday, November 25, 2017

What population explosion?

Average family sizes have been decreasing in England and Wales since the 1930s.

The number of children a woman is likely to have while of childbearing age has fallen to the lowest level on record. Women who turned 45 in 2016 had an average of 1.90 children, down from 2.21 for their mothers’ generation. Teenage motherhood is also dropping, with just 6 per cent of women having had at least one child before their 20th birthday.

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