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More Or Less - How long can you wait to have a baby?

Updated Thursday 12th September 2013

Is the economy turning a corner? How long can you wait to have a baby? Tim Harford and guests explore answers to these questions.

In More Or Less, Tim Harford explains - and sometimes debunks - the numbers and statistics used in political debate, the news and everyday life.

In this week's programme:

Psychologist discovered that fertility statistics used by many experts that have made women in their late thirties anxious, actually come from studies based on people who lived several hundred years ago – before electricity was even invented.

It's been reported that almost a quarter of men in some Asian countries admit rape. Are the numbers of rapists really this high? Is our economy really turning a corner, as Chancellor George Osbourne put it? Tim Harford takes a closer look at these numbers.

“Africa has a drinking problem”. So says Time Magazine. More or Less finds a more mixed picture.

Tune in to BBC Radio 4 on Friday 13 September at 16:30 to listen to this week's programme. More information and a link to listen again later will be available from the BBC More or Less pages.

 

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