There is not a single country in the world that has a higher birth rate today than it had in 1960.
That is from Matt Ridley’s fantastic book, The Rational Optimist. Here is another bit … that birth rate decline has been especially pronounced in … poor countries. Very good estimates now see world population peaking at just over 9 billion this century and then either falling or stabilizing. I’ll reserve comment on the implications of this until a later post.