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Ironduke
26 Aug 03,, 01:31
http://www.cia.gov/cia/publications/factbook/index.html

One thing I found interesting was that the US fertility rate now exceeds that of Turkey

2002
US 2.04
Turkey 2.07

2003
US 2.07
Turkey 2.03

Fertility rates are also up in Western Europe overall
2002
France 1.74 children born/woman (2002 est.)
Germany 1.39 children born/woman (2002 est.)
Spain 1.16 children born/woman (2002 est.)
Italy 1.19 children born/woman (2002 est.)
United Kingdom 1.73 children born/woman (2002 est.)
Austria 1.4 children born/woman (2002 est.)
Portugal 1.48 children born/woman (2002 est.)
Belgium 1.61 children born/woman (2002 est.)

2003
France 1.85 children born/woman (2003 est.) (up)
Germany 1.37 children born/woman (2003 est.) (down)
Spain 1.26 children born/woman (2003 est.) (up)
Italy 1.26 children born/woman (2003 est.) (up)
United Kingdom 1.66 children born/woman (2003 est.) (down)
Austria 1.41 children born/woman (2003 est.) (up)
Portugal 1.49 children born/woman (2003 est.) (up)
Belgium 1.62 children born/woman (2003 est.) (up)

Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Finland, Poland, Netherlands unchanged.

Ironduke
26 Aug 03,, 01:56
Birthrates in third-world countries are down overall

2002
Jordan 3.15 children born/woman (2002 est.)
Iraq 4.63 children born/woman (2002 est.)
Iran 2.01 children born/woman (2002 est.)
Yemen 6.9 children born/woman (2002 est.)
Gaza Strip 6.29 children born/woman (2002 est.)
Saudi Arabia 6.21 children born/woman (2002 est.)
Syria 3.84 children born/woman (2002 est.)
Egypt 2.99 children born/woman (2002 est.)
Algeria 2.63 children born/woman (2002 est.)
Morocco 2.97 children born/woman (2002 est.)
Israel 2.54 children born/woman (2002 est.)
Turkey 2.07 children born/woman (2002 est.)

2003
Jordan 3 children born/woman (2003 est.) (down)
Iraq 4.52 children born/woman (2003 est.) (down)
Iran 1.99 children born/woman (2003 est.) (down)
Yemen 6.82 children born/woman (2003 est.) (down)
Gaza Strip 6.17 children born/woman (2003 est.) (down)
Saudi Arabia 6.15 children born/woman (2003 est.) (down)
Syria 3.72 children born/woman (2003 est.) (down)
Egypt 3.02 children born/woman (2003 est.) (up)
Algeria 2.55 children born/woman 2.55 children born/woman (2003 est.) (down)
Morocco 2.89 children born/woman (2003 est.) (down)
Israel 2.5 children born/woman (2003 est.) (down)
Turkey 2.03 children born/woman (2003 est.) (down)

Ironduke
26 Aug 03,, 02:10
Eastern European fertility rates are up overall.

2002
Albania 2.27 children born/woman (2002 est.)
Serbia and Montenegro 1.78 children born/woman (2002 est.)
Bosnia and Herzegovina 1.71 children born/woman (2002 est.)
Moldova 1.71 children born/woman (2002 est.)
Poland 1.37 children born/woman (2002 est.)
Romania 1.35 children born/woman (2002 est.)
Ukraine 1.32 children born/woman (2002 est.)
Belarus 1.31 children born/woman (2002 est.)
Latvia 1.18 children born/woman (2002 est.)
Russia 1.3 children born/woman (2002 est.)

2003
Albania 2.22 children born/woman (2003 est.) (down)
Serbia and Montenegro 1.77 children born/woman (2003 est.) (down)
Bosnia and Herzegovina 1.71 children born/woman (2003 est.) (unch)
Moldova 1.71 children born/woman 1.74 children born/woman (2003 est.) (up)
Poland 1.37 children born/woman (2003 est.) (unch)
Romania 1.36 children born/woman (2003 est.) (up)
Ukraine 1.34 children born/woman (2003 est.) (up)
Belarus 1.34 children born/woman (2003 est.) (up)
Latvia 1.2 children born/woman (2003 est.) (up)
Russia 1.33 children born/woman (2003 est.) (up)

Bulgaria, Czech Republic, unchanged.

Ironduke
26 Aug 03,, 02:17
Pakistani and Indian fertility rates are down. Bangladeshi fertility rates are sharply up.

2002
Pakistan 4.25 children born/woman (2002 est.)
India 2.98 children born/woman (2002 est.)
Bangladesh 2.72 children born/woman (2002 est.)
Sri Lanka 1.93 children born/woman (2002 est.)


2003
Pakistan 4.1 children born/woman (2003 est.) (down)
India 2.91 children born/woman (2003 est.) (down)
Bangladesh 3.17 children born/woman (2003 est.) (up)
Sri Lanka 1.9 children born/woman (2003 est.) (down)

American and Canadian fertility rates are up, Mexican birthrates are down.

2002
United States 2.04 children born/woman (2002 est.)
Canada 1.6 children born/woman (2002 est.)
Mexico 2.57 children born/woman (2002 est.)

2003
United States 2.07 children born/woman (2002 est.) (up)
Canada 1.61 children born/woman (2003 est.) (up)
Mexico 2.53 children born/woman (2002 est.) (down)

bigross86
26 Aug 03,, 11:03
How the hell did Israel get labeled a third world country???

Ironduke
26 Aug 03,, 21:55
How the hell did Israel get labeled a third world country???
I meant to start it as a list of third-world countries, but it ended up as a list of Middle Eastern and North African countries, and I forgot to change the title.

bigross86
27 Aug 03,, 09:06
Aiight. Just wondering what was up with the CIA...

Praxus
28 Aug 03,, 00:22
I've been wondering why the CIA World Fact Book says China has a GDP of 6 trillion dollars when in fact it is around 1.2.

Gio
29 Aug 03,, 00:05
I've been wondering why the CIA World Fact Book says China has a GDP of 6 trillion dollars when in fact it is around 1.2.

There's two measures of GDP, the CIA just uses the high one.

Praxus
29 Aug 03,, 00:35
No, there isn't their economy is only 1.2 trillion, there are not two messures of GDP that have that large a gap.

Ironduke
29 Aug 03,, 03:50
I've been wondering why the CIA World Fact Book says China has a GDP of 6 trillion dollars when in fact it is around 1.2.
It's called purchasing power parity (PPP). $1000 will buy $5000 worth of goods and services in China, more or less.