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Do you know that there are states in India which has lower fertility rate than western countries?

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Oct 8, 2017 in Society & Culture by Dan (5,338 points)

There is a common misconception that all Indians has more fertility rate than western countries. In fact, India will overtake China's population in around 4 years. But it's mainly from the Northern states. The southern states have lower fertility rate which is equal to some western countries.

  • France fertility rate = 2.1
  • Iceland fertility rate = 1.9
  • Ireland fertility rate = 1.9
  • Australia fertility rate = 1.8
  • USA fertility rate = 1.8
  • UK fertility rate = 1.8
  • Tamil Nadu fertility rate = 1.7
  • Kerala fertility rate = 1.6
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TheOtherTink Oct 8, 2017

Interesting, I would not have guessed this.

But if lots of young Indian women are heading south for marriage reasons, isn't it likely the fertility rate will increase soon?

And I learned a new word. 1 crore = 10 million.  :)

Dan TheOtherTink Oct 8, 2017
Not sure. In Kerala, there are 1084 females per 1000 male. In Tamil Nadu 996 females per 1000 males. There will be more females in Tamil Nadu in the next census since it is an increasing trend. When considering whole India, there are 940 females per 1000 of males. There are more Hindi speakers moving into South.
Marianne Oct 9, 2017

Yes, indeed, the fertility rate has been dropping, while life expectany has risen - but India is still expected to have a bigger population than China in a few years.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indian_states_ranking_by_fertility_rate

http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/indias-fertility-rate-more-than-halves-over-40-years/article19124554.ece


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