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PRB Discuss Online, Dec. 10, 2008

December 8, 2008 • Daily Email Recap

Take part in the Population Reference Bureau’s upcoming Discuss Online:
“Is Sub-Saharan Africa an Exception to the Global Trend Toward Smaller Families?”

When: Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2008, noon to 1 p.m. (EST)

Who: Steven Sinding, senior fellow, Guttmacher Institute

Sub-Saharan Africa remains the “last frontier” of fertility decline. Throughout the developing world (including China), the average number of children per woman has dropped from around six in 1965 to just about three today. But in sub-Saharan Africa, there are many countries in which fertility has fallen little, if at all. What’s more, women in some sub-Saharan countries report that they want at least six children.


Is sub-Saharan Africa likely to follow the fertility declines that characterized Asia and Latin America, or is this region different? Are there countries in sub-Saharan Africa where population growth rates have fallen and, if so, what makes them different from the rest? And what about HIV/AIDS: Will AIDS mortality contribute to slower population growth or will it cause a reversal of whatever gains have been made?

Join Steven Sinding, senior fellow at the Guttmacher Institute and former director general of the International Planned Parenthood Federation, London, as he responds to your questions about the potential for fertility decline in Africa.

Where: http://discuss.prb.org. You may submit questions in advance and during the discussion. A full transcript of the questions and answers will be posted after the discussion.

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