March 15, 2012
Renata Fabian, 5, center, looks over at her instructor, Cairo Bermudez, during a ballet class at the Academia de Ballet Rosarito in Rosarito Beach, Mexico. Smaller families are a hallmark of the growing middle class in Mexico. In 1960, Mexico's fertility rate was 7.3 children per woman, according to World Bank figures. Today, it’s 2.3, slightly above the U.S. rate of 2.1.
FOR THE WASHINGTON POST