With all the alarms about over population killing our planet, how does this data align with that storyline?
What is the long term consequence of this trend? Extinction of our species? How long would that take?
Has China reversed its one child policy?
How does the effort that Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to increase life expectancy of newborns across the world through introduction of birth control and delayed birth rates through improved access to education for women impact this trend? Their theory is that if women know their child has a great chance of survival- they will have fewer births but the same or better long term survival rates.