As you can see on the map above, India is getting close to the replacement rate. When did that happen? How did that happen? Basically as India developed a middle class, with time and money to spare, they discovered they wanted to do other things besides spend that time and money on more children. Television has had a huge impact on this as most shows show families with smaller sizes. You can read all about this recent development in Population Bomb? So Wrong, by Marin Lewis .