The Islamic World's Quiet Revolution

(Foreign Policy) Nicholas Eberstadt - Throughout the Muslim world, the average number of children born to women is falling dramatically. According to the UN's Population Division, all Muslim-majority countries and territories witnessed fertility declines over the past three decades. In the great majority, the declines have been jaw-dropping. The quiet revolution in fertility now unfolding across the Islamic world portends a radical revision of population projections for many countries, with an unexpectedly rapid aging of many now youthful societies. The writer holds the Henry Wendt Chair in Political Economy at the American Enterprise Institute in Washington.

2012-03-14 00:00:00

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