Definition: This entry gives a figure for the average number of children that would be born per woman if all women lived to the end of their childbearing years and bore children according to a given fertility rate at each age. The total fertility rate (TFR) is a more direct measure of the level of fertility than the crude birth rate, since it refers to births per woman. This indicator shows the potential for population change in the country. A rate of two children per woman is considered the replacement rate for a population, resulting in relative stability in terms of total numbers. Rates above two children indicate populations growing in size and whose median age is declining. Higher rates may also indicate difficulties for families, in some situations, to feed and educate their children and for women to enter the labor force. Rates below two children indicate populations decreasing in size and growing older. Global fertility rates are in general decline and this trend is most pronounced in industrialized countries, especially Western Europe, where populations are projected to decline dramatically over the next 50 years.
Source: CIA World Factbook - Unless otherwise noted, information in this page is accurate as of January 1, 2014See also: Total fertility rate map
Fertility, Faith and Islam
Patheos - 7/22/2016 5:22:11 AM
Tell me a country’s total fertility rate (TFR) and I will tell you a lot about many other aspects of its society, and its religious life. This is in no sense a Christian-Muslim divide. Intriguingly, some of the world’s fastest-falling fertility rates ...
Fertility rates exceed target in a fourth of India
The Hindu Business Line - 7/12/2016 6:52:47 AM
The ideal total fertility rate (TFR), or the average number of ... be the target for ‘micro-planning’ to stabilise the country’s population, Minister of Health, JP Nadda, said on Monday, World Population Day. Nadda said that considering the ...
AU observes World Population Day
nyoooz.com - 7/13/2016 12:35:12 PM
Silchar: To mark World Population Day on ... He highlighted the issues of total fertility rate, age distribution of population and importance of stable population for the economic development of a country.Niranjan Roy, head of the department, also spoke ...
For whom the births (and worms) toll
Medical Xpress - 7/22/2016 1:36:07 PM
A new study led by UC Santa Barbara researchers, however, finds that indigenous women in the Bolivian Amazon with some of the highest birth rates in the world today experience ... among Tsimane than in high-income countries," Gurven added, "but here ...
Warning Bell for Developed Countries: Declining Birth Rates
Forbes - 10/16/2012 6:28:12 PM
... the reproduction rate that keeps a population stable—for developed countries is 2.1, yet nearly half the world’s population has birth rates lower than that. The U.S. has a total fertility rate (TFR) of 2.0—nearly the replacement rate—with ...
The number of Japanese living in Japan just collapsed by the most on record
Pocono Record - 7/14/2016 9:02:15 PM
The number of Japanese living in the country fell by 271,834 ... Japan's nationwide fertility rate recently hit its highest level in 21 years, with the total rate rising slightly to 1.46 in 2015, up from 1.42 in 2014. And what's particularly interesting ...
Family Welfare Ministry hosts Events to mark World population Day
oneindia.com - 7/13/2016 4:57:04 AM
The event was held to mark the World Population Day ... will re-strategise and focus on the districts where total fertility Rate (TFR) is high in order to bring down the TFR level in the country. There is a need to do micro-planning for these districts ...
Total Fertility Rates of Adherents of Other Religions, by Country
The Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life Project - 4/1/2015 11:53:06 PM
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Caffeine? Boxers Or Briefs? Laptop Use? Study Seeks Clues To Fertility, Including Men's
WBUR - 7/17/2016 11:57:39 PM
When it comes to male participation, it's the largest study of its kind in the world: Nearly 3,500 women ... might be contributing to a decline in fertility rates nationwide ("fertility" is defined as total births per 1,000 women aged 15–44 in a year ...
Focus on districts with high fertility rate
Asian Age - 7/11/2016 9:41:36 PM
the government Monday said that a special focus with micro-planning will be conducted on more than 100 districts that are reporting high total fertility rate (TFR). “The TFR in 23 districts of the country is above four per cent — 11 from UP ...
Pope’s climate encyclical ‘made possible’ passage of pro-abortion SDGs: UN leader
Lifesite - 7/22/2016 12:46:00 PM
Sachs took the opportunity to laud Laudato si’ as “a remarkable eye-opening to the world” that “called for an ... and that “legalization of abortion reduces a country’s total fertility rate significantly, by as much as half a child on average.”
Check Out The 20 Least Fertile Countries In Europe
The Business Insider - 10/31/2011 9:28:15 PM
As the world's population hits 7 billion, Europe's population is becoming older. Looking at a list of total fertility rates for every country reveals a cluster of European nations near the bottom. Total fertility rate, as a statistic, measures the amount ...
Probabilistic Projections of the Total Fertility Rate for All Countries
ncbi.nlm.nih.gov - 7/18/2016 10:13:16 AM
We describe a Bayesian projection model to produce country-specific projections of the total fertility rate (TFR) for all countries ... Markov chain Monte Carlo, United Nations World Population Prospects Based on projections of fertility, mortality ...
10 Countries With the Largest Projected Population Growth: American Exceptionalism
The Huffington Post - 1/31/2012 6:38:53 AM
Data from the OECD is readily available online and makes for a great data source for cross-country comparisons. Population projections and total fertility rates for this article came from the World Population Prospects 2010. GDP per capita estimates were ...
Underpopulation: Muslim World Faces Devastating Fertility Decline
Life News - 7/5/2012 5:06:56 AM
New York, NY (CFAM/LifeNews) — Fertility rates of Muslim populations around the world have almost ... Out of the ten biggest declines in total fertility rates in the post-war era “six have occurred in Muslim-majority countries” say Eberstadt and ...