Smaller families aid economic growth, says UN report

BMJ 2002; 325 doi: (Published 07 December 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;325:1318
  1. Zosia Kmietowicz
  1. London

    Women in developing countries need better contraceptive care and education and equal rights if world poverty is to be tackled effectively, says a report published this week. It shows that more than one billion people live on less than $1 (64p; €1) a day, with little change in this figure in the past 14 years.

    The 25th “state of world population” report from the United Nations Population Fund shows for …

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