Number of children per woman dropped in Morocco with 71% of 60 years to 2014

After a measurement of more than seven children in the sixties, is the average number of children per woman decreases to nearly 2.21 in 2014, said a statement from the High Commission for Planning (HCP).

The HCP unveiled this sharp fall as part of the celebration of the annual UN-Wereldbevolkingsdag on 11 July.

According to the Commission's figures is in 2014 the number of children dropped to 2.01 in urban areas compared to 2.55 in rural areas, reports Moroccoworldnews.

The decrease of this figure is due to an improvement in the access to education for women and the increasing use of contraception. The HCP disclosed that the amount of fertile women who use contraception was first registered on about 6 percent in the sixties and grew to 19 percent in the 1980s, 63 percent in 2004 and here made use of 67.4 percent in 2011.