India's fertility rate dips, but the decline is faster in Bangladesh, Nepal

A significant reason is India's higher fertility rates or the number of children born per woman

Samreen Wani New Delhi

Even as India’s fertility rate declined to 2, it is not only country in sub-continent to experience this fall

India’s fertility rate declined to below the replacement rate, but Nepal’s and Bangladesh’s declined faster between 1990 and 2020. Replacement level is the level of fertility at which a population replaces itself exactly from one generation to the next. The United Nations’ (UN’s) prescribed fertility rate is 2.1 births per woman.

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First Published: Jan 18 2023 | 9:33 PM IST

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