and a big whack of sub-Saharan Africa that is still growing
It varies according to what list you look at, but of the
forty or so countries where the birth rate is 4.0 or higher,
all but three or four (Palestinian Territories, Yemen, Iraq
and Afghanistan) are in Africa.
A lot of N. Africa and Mideast are high, but Algeria
and Lebanon are very low??
There are some countries that have had dramatic drops:
Paraguay - on the UN's 2005-10 lists it as having the
68th highest birthrate of 3.08. But the CIA list for 2012
has it ranked 122nd at 2.06. Brazil is less than 1.9...
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