Evidence of recent fertility decline in Eritrea: analysis of trends and determinants

Gebremariam Woldemicael, University of Asmara

The period between mid-1990s and the early part of the new century has witnessed a substantial and rapid decline in fertility in Eritrea. Total fertility rate has declined by about 30%, from a high level of 6.4 in 1994/95 to 4.5 children per woman in 2000/01. The decline occurred in both rural and urban.

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Presented in Session 128: Fertility transition in developing countries