World Fertility Report 2012

World Fertility Report 2012, the fourth in a series, provides empirical evidence of changes in reproductive behaviour worldwide from the 1970s to the 1990s to the present time period.

The report describes fertility levels and timing of childbearing, marriage and union formation and demand for contraception. Online data and metadata for 198 countries or areas on a broad set of indicators are also included.


Suggested citation: United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division (2013). World Fertility Report 2012 (United Nations publication).