30 years Later Myanmar Takes a Census – Finds Stalled Fertility Decline

September 30, 2016 • Daily Email Recap

Report Highlights Hardship and Family Planning Needs
See: http://www.irrawaddy.com/burma/report-highlights-hardship-and-family-planning-needs.html

Married women in Burma give birth to five children on average [sic] and detailed findings of the country’s 2014 census highlight the lack of education, need for family planning, and the continued hardship that many women within the country face.

The Thematic Report on Fertility and Nuptiality, published based on data from 2014 Myanmar Population and Housing Census, showed that Burma’s fertility rate was 2.5 children per woman-on par with Asean averages-but that the number largely fluctuated on state and regional levels. Married women in Chin State, one of the poorest regions in Burma, gave birth to nine children on average, compared to four in the commercial capital Rangoon.

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