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Across the world, women are having fewer children.
How fast can fertility decline?


It took more than 100 years for the number of children born to a woman in the United States to decline from 6 to 3.
Female labor force participation has increased over time at all income levels

Since 1980, the female participation rate at each level of income has increased sharply over time.
Low-income countries lag behind in realizing progress in female school enrollment

School enrollments for girls in Mali are comparable to those in the United States in 1810.
Almost 4 million missing women each year

This number represents women who would not have died in the previous year if they had lived in a high-income country.
The agenda for global action at a glance

The international community can play a role in complementing national efforts and, more generally, in supporting evidence-based public action.




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