Demographic Implosion in Muslim Societies

[Jerusalem Post] Yoram Ettinger - The UN Population Division reports a sharp decline of fertility rates (number of births per woman) in Muslim and Arab countries, excluding Afghanistan and Yemen. The collapse of fertility rates in Muslim countries is a derivative of modernization and Westernization, rapid urbanization, and internal security concerns by dictators fearing the consequences of the widening gap between population growth and economic growth. The fertility rate in Iran - the flagship of radical Islam - has declined from nine births per woman 30 years ago to 1.8 births in 2007. Fertility rates have decreased in Saudi Arabia and Egypt from eight and seven births per woman 30 years ago to less than four and less than 2.5 respectively in 2007.

2008-10-28 01:00:00

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