Have Humans Reached Their Peak Fertility Rate? (VIDEO)

January 16, 2015 by Justin Lehmiller

There are currently two billion children in the world. How many will there be 100 years from now? Will that number go up, down, or stay the same, and why? In the video below, Hans Rosling takes a look at the data and the roles that religion and economics play in population change. This is one of the most interesting and entertaining TED talks I’ve seen in a long time, and I guarantee that the conclusions will surprise many of you.

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Dr. Justin Lehmiller
Founder & Owner of Sex and Psychology

Dr. Justin Lehmiller is a social psychologist and Research Fellow at The Kinsey Institute. He runs the Sex and Psychology blog and podcast and is author of the popular book Tell Me What You Want. Dr. Lehmiller is an award-winning educator, and a prolific researcher who has published more than 50 academic works.

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