Families Smaller

Families Smaller
Families Smaller

The size of an average Iranian family has become smaller in recent decades. Iran’s population growth rate is expected to enter negative territory in the next 20-25 years.

“Currently, 70% of married women are giving birth to two children on average. This partly explains why the household size is shrinking,” deputy health minister Ali Akbar Sayyari was quoted by IRNA as saying.

By the end of the 2036 (when the population is expected to reach 89 million), the percentage of people aged 60 and above will reach 12% as longevity increases due to better healthcare, and there will be 88 old men per 100 old women.


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