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, 2012See also: Total fertility rate map
Baby Blues in Europe as Birth Rate Declines
CNBC - 5/21/2013 5:49:46 AM
"In 2008, several European countries entered a period of economic crisis, usually featuring a fall in gross domestic product(GDP). From the start of the recession, the total fertility rate started to decline across Europe," Eurostat senior statistician ...
All my children: How soap operas helped end high fertility rates
Houston Chronicle - 5/15/2013 2:25:07 PM
For these reasons, it is important to understand why large countries such as India ... led to a decline in Indian fertility rates. One of the strongest correlations he found was between TV ownership, by region, and total fertility rate.
Fertility Rate Linked to Television Ownership and Media Exposure
Med India - 5/14/2013 4:20:50 PM
A new study conducted by a Stanford University researcher suggests that television and internet could be the reason why fertility rates are dropping across the world. Martin Lewis analyzed the changing birth rates of nations and compared them with ...
Declining fertility rate the biggest threat to America?
FOX News - 5/10/2013 11:56:33 PM
World -- too many people now you're saying ... but what we've seen since 1968 is -- market decline in fertility rates across the globe started in the west to spread right to. All developing countries as well. And so what we -- about now is that.
EU Crisis Tied to Decreased European Fertility Rate
forexblog.oanda.com - 5/21/2013 11:54:50 AM
“In 2008, several European countries entered a period of economic crisis, usually featuring a fall in gross domestic product(GDP). From the start of the recession, the total fertility rate started to decline across Europe,” Eurostat senior ...
Falling fertility rate poses problems, author says
Baptist Press - 4/16/2013 7:24:22 PM
Today, 97 percent of the world's population lives in countries where the fertility rate is falling, Last said in the article. At the Family Research Council event, Last cited some past efforts to boost fertility rates. "The first attempt we see as pro ...
Fertility Rates and Population Decline: No Time for Children?
eNews Park Forest - 4/29/2013 4:02:50 PM
On May 15: A new book which explores the far reaching implications of the dramatic decline in fertility rates across the world will be launched at the ... Research in European countries shows that current family policies are having 'very little effect ...
TV Linked with Falling Birth Rates
LiveScience - 5/13/2013 5:33:37 PM
Birth rates ... a country's population will eventually level off) is 2.19 births per woman. Birth rates have declined significantly in many areas of the world, to a degree that is perhaps overlooked. This is particularly true in India, where the fertility ...
Study on human fertility models find those based on economics the most reliable
Phys - 4/30/2013 11:36:48 AM
the researchers have concluded that those models that are based on economics are most likely to represent true fertility rate dynamics as they occur in the real world. Explore further: Education can offset impact of low fertility trap More information ...
Why are birthrates falling around the world? Blame television.
Washington Post - 5/13/2013 7:42:27 PM
In India’s southern states, the birthrate is actually below ... A separate 2008 study (pdf) by Eliana La Ferrara found that the popularity of soap operas seems to have had a similar effect in Brazil, where birthrates have dropped from ...
Fertility Clinics in Australia Industry Market Research Report Now Available from IBISWorld
PRWeb - 5/21/2013 8:23:05 PM
About one in six Australian couples suffer infertility, which has made the Fertility Clinics industry one of the fastest growing industries in the health sector. The industry assists patients who are unable to conceive naturally through a variety of ...
Germany ‘most popular country in the world’
travelbite.co.uk - 5/24/2013 7:55:04 AM
Iran is once again the most negatively viewed country, with negative ratings climbing four points to 59 per cent. Most people also give negative ratings to Pakistan (56 per cent, up five points), North Korea (55 per cent, up three points) and Israel (52 ...
Apple Tax Rate Ignores Profit Shifting Offshore
Businessweek - 5/23/2013 12:28:16 PM
Apple Inc. (AAPL) Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook provided a figure to Congress on Tuesday that U.S. companies rarely disclose: its federal tax bill. Apple paid $6 billion last year -- a rate of 30.5 percent. “That’s more than $16 million ...
India and China's Rating Fall; Corruption and Scandals Take Toll on Nations' Image
ibtimes.co.in - 5/24/2013 11:44:07 AM
India and China have been seen as future super powers by the world but their positive views have taken a dip over the last year, according to a recent poll conducted by GlobeScan along with Program on International Policy Attitudes (PIPA) for BBC World ...
CDC: Teen Birth Rate Has Dropped by 30 Percent
counselheal.com - 5/23/2013 4:31:39 PM
Among non-Hispanic Black ... teen birth rate dropped by 20 percent. In California, Free Condoms for Kids As Young as 12 CDC: Almost 20 Percent of Teens Births is Not Their First Teen Mom Rate Drops to a Record Low in Massachusetts Abused Girls ...