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ECONOMIC IMPACT OF FERTILITY DECLINE IN JORDAN

The total fertility rate (TFR) in Jordan has declined remarkably in less than two generations from 7.4 children per woman in 1976 to 3.8 children per woman in 2009, but statistically there has been no change since 2002 when the TFR was 3.7. The Government of Jordan (GOJ) is concerned about the impact of population growth and has a goal to reduce the TFR to less than 2.5 by the year 2020 and to replacement fertility (2.1) by 2030 as a condition for sustainable economic development.

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Resource type: 
Program Study
Operating Unit: 
Jordan
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Author(s): 
Douglas Heisler
Publication date: 
December, 2012
Contract mechanism: 
GH TECH Bridge