American Turban

The relationship between religious affiliation and birth rate

In the TED Talk above recorded last May, Hans Rosling examines the trends of birth rates around the world by religious affiliation, and then by country and per-capita income:

Hans Rosling delivers a TED Talk in Qatar in May, 2012 looking at the relationship between religious affiliation and birth rate.

Hans Rosling had a question: Do some religions have a higher birth rate than others — and how does this affect global population growth? Speaking at the TEDxSummit in Doha, Qatar, he graphs data over time and across religions. With his trademark humor and sharp insight, Hans reaches a surprising conclusion on world fertility rates.

The lecture is very engaging and is worth a view, particularly in light of the implications around public health policy.

Advertisements

Comments

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: