Demographic Optimism in the New Year

(Israel Hayom) Yoram Ettinger - On the eve of the Jewish New Year, the Jewish fertility rate of 2.97 births per woman exceeds the fertility rates in most Arab countries - down to 1.7 in Iran, 2.8 in Jordan, 2.5 in Egypt, 2.5 in most Persian Gulf states (except for Saudi Arabia), and 1.9 in North Africa. From 80,400 births in 1995, the number of Jewish births surged by 56% to 125,500 in 2010.

2011-10-06 00:00:00

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