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North America
** Population - Family - Households ** 
 

  1. Number of women for 100 men(1995) 
    • Canada: 103 women for 100 men World: 98,6 women for 100 men
      Sources: Wistat (Nations Unies)

       
  2. Percentage of girls and boys of less than 15 years old (1995) 
    • Western Europe & other developed countries, including North America: 22% of girls - 24% of boys
      Sources: Wistat (Nations Unies)

  3. Average size of households (1970 & 1990)
     
  4. Percentage of households with a woman as the head of the family (1990) 
    • Canada: 25%
    • USA: 32%
      Sources: Wistat (Nations Unies)

       
  5. Fertility Rate of 15-19 years old women (1990-95))  
    • Western Europe & other developed countries, including North America: 20 births for 1000 women
      Sources: Wistat (Nations Unies)

       
  6. Percentage of 20-49 years old women who had a child before 20 years old (1986/1992) 
    • ...
  7. Number of women for 100 men
    • CANADA: 103
    • USA: 105
      Sources: Wistat (Nations Unies)
       
  8. Global Fertility Rate (1970-75 & 1990-95) 
    • CANADA: 2,0 (1970-75); 1,8 (1990-95)
    • USA: 2,0 (1970-75); 2,1 (1990-95)
      Sources: Wistat (Nations Unies)

       
  9. Births for 1000 women of 15-19 years old (1990-95)
    • CANADA: 25
    • USA: 58
      Sources: Wistat (Nations Unies)

       
  10. Abortion authorized ? 
    • CANADA: Yes
    • USA: Yes
      Sources: Wistat (Nations Unies)

The statistics used here are from the United Nations, The World' Women 1995 - Trends and Statistics (United Nations publications, Sales No. E.95XII.2
(In French, F.95. XII.2) and are quoted with permission.

 

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