Europe: fertility remains well below replacement level
Catholic World News - April 11, 2011
Between 2003 and 2009, the fertility rate of the 27 nations of the European Union increased from 1.47 children per woman to 1.60-- a figure that remains well below the replacement level of 2.1.
The nations with the highest fertility rates in 2009 were Iceland (2.23), Turkey (2.1), Ireland (2.07), and France (2.00), while Latvia (1.31) and Portugal (1.32) had the lowest rates.
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