One Finite Planet

August 12, 2019

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This is an exploration of what 'births per woman' means, and how it is measured. Key to discussion about population is population growth, which is most commonly analysed from 'births per woman', which is also called 'fertility rate'. But what is 'births per woman'? Answer: not quite what you might expect, which means a small adjustment is required for interpreting births per woman when predicting population growth.
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Births Per Woman: Not quite what you would expect.

This is an exploration of what ‘births per woman’ means, and how it is measured. Key to discussion about population is population growth, which is most commonly analysed from ‘births per woman’, which is also called ‘fertility rate’. But what is ‘births per woman’? Answer: not quite what you might expect, which means a small adjustment is required for interpreting births per woman when predicting population growth.

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