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Mauritius: The fertility rate decreased in 20 years on the island




According to the latest figures from the official body of statistics on the island, the fertility rate in Mauritius of the women dropped in 20 years.
 
While the fertility rate was estimated at 2.3 children per woman in 1993, the rate was 1.3 in 2013.
 
The reasons for this marked decline would be particularly due to the increase of women in employment in Mauritius and at a mean marriage age which recedes into Mauritian island society, as indicated in the Le Matinal newspaper.



Fabrice François


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