Fertility rate of Bosnia and Herzegovina 1850-2020
The fertility rate of a country is the average number of children that women from that country will have throughout their reproductive years. In Bosnia and Herzegovina, the fertility rate was 5.91 children per woman in 1850, and it dropped gradually until the middle of the twentieth century. From 1955 onwards (when Bosnia and Herzegovina was a part of Yugoslavia), the fertility rate dropped sharply, and fell to just 1.68 births per woman at the end of the century. There was almost no decline in the late 1990s, following the end of the Bosnian War, however Bosnia and Herzegovina's fertility rate then dropped to approximately 1.3 children per woman in the past two decades.