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Birthrate down in the Dominican Republic

A recent study by the National Statistics Office (ONE) has found that while from 1990 to 2010 the number of births was around 200,000 a year, the trend shown during 2010-2015 suggests there could be a slowdown to around 100,000 births a year by the end of this century. The report says that in the 1950s each woman would have around seven children on average, but this declined to three by the 1990s and as of 2010, Dominican women were having around two children. ONE speculates that the birthrate could decline to one child per woman by the end of the century.

The research also found that the infant mortality rate was also down in 2010. In 1950 the infant mortality rate was 155 deaths of children under the age of one per every 1,000 live births. By 2010 this had declined by 83%, with 27 deaths per every 1,000 births.

Source: DR1, DiarioLibre

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Last updated December 8, 2016 at 12:39 AM
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