07 Feb

Baby Makin’ in the Caucasus

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There are a number of initiatives to try to increase the number of babies born in the Caucasus.

But how many kids do people want?

It seems that Armenians, Azerbaijanis, and Georgians have very different feelings on this question.

Also noteworthy is that only in Armenia do women and men see things differently.

But there certainly is a regional component to this.


Armenians in Yerevan and regional cities only want about 3 kids, while rural Armenians on average want 3.47 (obviously not .47 of a child!)


In Azerbaijan, there is a straight line from Baku, to regional cities, to rural people. But it is fair to say that Azerbaijanis mostly want about 3 kids.


Georgians, on average interested in having more than 3 kids, don’t differ regionally.


For other analysis on babies in the Caucasus, check these posts:

Qualities in boy and girl children

Too many boys in the Caucasus