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Does Educating Girls Reduce Fertility Rates?

What is the relationship between fertility rates (the average number of births per woman) and female education?

This visualization of our World Development Indicators shows that the higher the level of female education, the lower the fertility rate.

For example, in 1991, 57% of girls completed primary school in Ghana and the fertility rate was 5.5. Twenty years later, in 2011, 91% of girls completed primary school and the fertility rate was 4.1. 

Explore the bubble chart below to find out the relationship between fertility rates and female education in your country. 

Source: World Development Indicators

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    Men carry the power to create life, we introduce it. How about education for boys?
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