Rwanda's High But Recently Declining Fertility

(March 2012) The Population and Poverty (PopPov) Research Network brings together researchers who are examining how population dynamics affect economic outcomes, primarily in African countries. The overarching vision is one of a Network where results, methodological advances, and policy impacts are shared across research teams and eventually translated into policy recommendations.

In this video, PopPov researcher Pieter Hooimeijer of Utrecht University shares research findings from Rwanda that show how reproductive health investments can break the cycle of decreasing agricultural productivity, high population growth, and increasing poverty, and discusses how high fertility has affected primary education for poorer children.