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11:15AM

Chart of the day: globalization - that great reducer of fertility

From great Gerald Seib WSJ column.

Islam, hugely fertile throughout history (a sign of high infant/child mortality), starts losing fertility big-time once globalization kicks in.

You know my Core-Gap map.  You're looking at the Gap highlighted there and numbers are dropping rapidly as globalization creeps in.

Discard the Nordic and US references.  Those are tiny numbers in absolute terms.

Point is, Islam responds to global connectivity/globalization/ modernity like everybody else: fertility drops.

Remember that when somebody tells you that Muslims are going to take over the world because of their incredible fertility.

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    Zimbabwe's drop is low: under the white gov't they had an active family planning program, but it was run by an outside funding that used "pill ladies" in every village: usually they were the wives of local school teachers who could talk "woman to woman". I worked at a Catholic hospital, ...
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I'm interested in knowing what that map tells us about Christianity, because (in case you didn't notice) the most fertile part of the globe is the most rapidly "Christianizing" - i.e Sub-Saharan Africa, especially the coastal regions.

October 3, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMaduka

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