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Religions and babies

02 Apr 2014 Milad Moodi
Do some religions have a higher birth rate than others -- and how does this affect global population growth? Speaking at the TEDxSummit 2012 in Doha, Qatar, he graphs data over time and across religions. With his trademark humor and sharp insight, Hans reaches a surprising conclusion on world fertility rates.

About speaker

Hans Rosling is a Swedish medical doctor, academic, statistician and public speaker. He is Professor of International Health at Karolinska Institute and co-founder and chairman of the Gapminder Foundation, which developed the Trendalyzer software system. Read more about him.

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authority:  an official organization or a government department that has the power to make decisions, and has particular responsibilities
conclude:  to decide that something is true after considering all the information you have
straightforward:  simple and easy to understand
trend:  a general tendency in the way a situation is changing or developing
integrate:  to become part of a group or society and be accepted by them, or to help someone do this
statistical:  the science of collecting and examining a set of numbers which represent facts or measurements
inevitable:  certain to happen and impossible to avoid
whereas:  used to say that although something is true of one thing, it is not true of another
conflict:  fighting or a war
access:  the right to enter a place, use something, see someone etc

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