Azerbaijan, Baku, April 22 / Trend, R. Hafizglu /
Thirty percent of Turkey's population accounts for children, a report of the Turkish Statistics Institute published on Monday says.
According to the report, the number of children in Turkey in 2012 hit more than 22,692 million.
According to the forecast of the Statistics Institute of Turkey, it is expected that the percentage of children in Turkey will drop to 25.7 percent in 2023, to 19.31 per cent in 2050 and to 17.6 per cent in 2075.
According to official data, over the last 25 years, a sharp decline in the birth rate has been observed in Turkey.
If in 1984, 100 Turkish women gave birth to an average of 390 children (rate - 3.9), then in 2009 100 Turkish women gave birth to only 212 children.
The birth rate in the country fell less than in Iceland and New Zealand.