BBC News Examines Factors Leading To Drop In Ethiopia’s Fertility Rate
BBC News: Why Ethiopian women are having fewer children than their mothers
“Ethiopia has seen a massive cut in its fertility rate, from an average of seven children per woman in the 1990s to 4.6 currently. But how has it managed this? … ‘Women stay longer in school, the standard of living is increasing so people don’t want to have too many children, and more importantly, family planning is becoming more popular,’ explains Faustin Yao, the United Nation Population Fund (UNFPA) representative to Ethiopia…” (11/6).
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