Birthrates for German men available for the first time
--- MPIDR press release ---
Scientists at the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research (MPIDR) in Rostock, Germany have calculated birthrates for men in Germany for the first time.
They found that in each year since 1991 the average number of children per man was lower than that per woman. In 2013 (latest available data) the birthrate was 1.35 for males and 1.42 for females. For 1994 they obtained a new world record low – the birthrate in eastern Germany was only 0.74 children per man.
Until now, the 1994 female birthrate in eastern Germany had been thought to be the lowest value ever recorded around the globe.