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Fertility Rates in Gapminder

Fertility Rates in Gapminder | Economics issues | Scoop.it

"CATHOLIC Argentina, Mexico & Phillippines have more babies born per woman than MUSLIM Indonesia, Iran & Turkey."


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Seth Dixon's curator insight, September 27, 2013 9:17 PM

Gapminder is a tremendous resource that I've shared in the past and total fertility rates is an ideal metric to see in this data visualization tool.  As Hans Rosling said in one of his TED talks using Gapminder, religion and total fertility rates are not as connected as previously thought.  In this particular mode, you can see how three predominantly Catholic countries (Philippines, Argentina and Mexico) compare in Total Fertility Rates to three predominantly Muslim countries (Indonesia, Turkey and Iran).  


Questions to Ponder: Historically many have assumed that Catholic and Muslim populations would have higher birth rates; why is this changing?  How important a factor is religion in changing fertility rates?  What are other factors impact a society's fertility rate?


Tags: population, demographicsvisualization, religion.

Mathijs Booden's comment, September 28, 2013 3:03 PM
Any mention of Gapminder gets an upvote from me. One of the best resources in and outside of the classroom, period.
Jessica Rieman's curator insight, April 2, 2014 6:15 PM

When watching the video it was apparetnt that for Iran during the 1950-early1970's there was an increase in fertility and then decreased to almost 1.32% in 2010. These facts were very interseting to see and the way that we as historians/ georgraphers can predict the future with the past facts.

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China Launches First World Bank Trust Fund to End Poverty and Promote Development

China Launches First World Bank Trust Fund to End Poverty and Promote Development | Economics issues | Scoop.it

enough to help 3 billion?President Kim and Finance Minister Lou Jiwei signed an agreement to establish a $50 million fund to help reduce poverty.

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Why Uber was right to triple its fares during London's tube strike - Telegraph - Telegraph.co.uk

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The fare hikes caused outrage among the capital's unhappy commuters - but it's all about supply and demand, says Peter Spence
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Pew: 84% of world population lives at or below U.S. poverty line

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10 years after Make Poverty History: Did world leaders keep these 8 promises?

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10 years ago today world leaders met at Gleneagles for the 31st G8 summit. This was a moment for the world to take a stand against poverty and make real commitments to those people living in extreme poverty.
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