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  Adar 26, 5778 , 13/03/18

Israel has highest fertility rate among OECD countries

In 2016, 181,405 babies were born in Israel, 51.5% of them males and 48.5% of females, according to data published today by the Central Bureau of Statistics.

The total fertility rate in that year, that is, the average number of children a woman is expected to give birth, was 3.11 - the highest among countries belonging to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development. Only Mexico and Turkey were among the other countries with an average of more than two.

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