BEYOND 7 BILLION | THE BIGGEST GENERATION

Fertility rates fall, but global population explosion goes on

Global birthrates are falling. But with many in their fertile years and political and cultural forces against contraception, the population explosion is far from over.

 

By Kenneth R. Weiss, Los Angeles Times | First of five parts

JAIPUR, India — Ramjee Lal Kumhar and his bride, Mamta, first laid eyes on each other inside a billowing wedding tent festooned with garlands of marigolds.

He was 11 years old. She was 10.

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