Shrinking Families

Shrinking Families Shrinking Families

Last year the size of an average Iranian family decreased to 3.3 members while the figure was 4.9 members in 1992, when the first report on household spending was released. The size of an average Iranian household is becoming e smaller in the recent decades, the Persian-language newspaper ‘Donya-e-Eqtesad’ reported. In 2002 an average family had 4.4 members but dropped to 3.6 members in 2012. According to the Health Ministry, currently 70% of Iranian women are giving birth to only two children. This partly explains why the country’s population is aging and the household size shrinking.


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