Turkey's fertility rate drops in 2018
ANKARA- Anadolu Agency
Last year's total fertility rate, the average number of live births that a woman would have during her reproductive period, was down from 2.07 in 2017, according to TÜİK ahead of World Population Day on July 11.
TÜİK projected the current downward trend in fertility rates would continue in the future to become 1.85 by the year 2050.
"The world's fertility rate, which was 4.8 in 1969, decreased to 2.5 today," it added.
The figure was at 1.7 in developed countries and 3.9 in less developed countries, according the institute.