A child holds a microphone at a morning assembly at a public school surrounded by other school children and war orphans.
Half of Uganda is under the age of 15.
The average African woman has nearly 4.5 children (and over 6 in four countries). One consequence of Africa’s high fertility is that a preponderance of its population is young. Twenty-seven percent of the world’s population is under age 15, but in Africa, the figure is 40 percent according to David Bloom, chairman of the department of global health and population at Harvard.
- RANDY OLSON
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- 7 Billion of Us in 2011-Youth Bulge and Population Dynamics National Geographic magazine 1/2011, 7 Billion of Us in 2011_National Geographic Magazine 1/2011