This report provides a detailed account of the South African fertility decline from 1970 to the present, and provides the most robust estimates of current levels of fertility in South Africa yet published using the 1996 census data.
The report has detailed information on the quality of data from the 1996 census and the 1998 DHS. Adjustments on the data are also described in detail.
The report was prepared by Tom A. Moultrie and Ian M. Timæus in 2002, published by the South Africa Medical Research Council.
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