Zim population to grow by 6 million in 2042: Zimstat

By Kuda Pembere With population growth dependent on future fertility rates, mortality rates, and migration, basing on the 2022 Zimbabwe Population Census, the Zimbabwe Statistical Agency (ZimStat) projects the fertility rate amongst women will drop to 3.2 children per woman in 2042 compared to the 3.7 they found in 2022. This, ZimStat says is attributable to the increasing contraceptive use as well as the girl school attendance policy introduced to allow pregnant teenagers to continue school. The benchmark data for the projections is the 2022 Population and Housing Census. Based…

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