Overpopulation Misconception #5

  • Filipino families have too many children.


The UN Population Division figures indicate that it is not an exaggeration to say that as early as now the Philippine Total Fertility Rate (children per woman) is already dangerously low. Whereas in the early 1970's the average Filipina had six children, today she has around three, and in another 20 years, only two. Shortly after 2020, or just fifteen years from now, the Philippine Total Fertility Rate will sink below replacement level of around 2.29.

Excerpt from World Population Collapse: Lessons for the Philippines, in Familia et Vita, Vol XII (2007) No. 2, pp. 84-113, paragraph no. 22 by Rev. Fr. Gregory D. Gaston, SThD

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