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
Here's how fertility rates in the 10 biggest countries are expected to change by 2050
Yahoo Finance - 8/31/2015 7:26:56 PM
Here, we consider how many children women will have in the future. A key component of demographic projection is forecasting fertility rates in different countries around the world, and the UN has published their fertility estimates on their website.
UK to be EU’s most populous country in just three decades, due to immigration
RT - 8/30/2015 11:52:59 PM
In total Eurostat expects ... or fall victim to the lower birth rates of the native population Britain to have the largest population in Europe in just 30 years http://t.co/t2RkCwep7q Immigration from the rest of the world has been responsible for over ...
India Most Common Country of Birth for UK Migrants: Report
NDTV - 8/27/2015 9:33:22 PM
London: India is the most common country of birth for migrants born outside the UK with 7,93,000 India-born UK residents recorded over the last year, an official report said in London on thursday. According to latest statistics ... up to a total of 1 ...
Canada Illustrates Plight of Rich but Resource-Dependent Countries
Wall Street Journal - 9/2/2015 3:03:53 AM
For a small group of the world ... statistics to improve during the second half of 2015. But it has already lowered its growth forecast for the year to 1.1%, down from a previous forecast of 1.9%. As the economies of the U.S. and many other wealthy ...
World economy heading for the perfect storm?
MercoPress - 9/2/2015 7:50:13 AM
The problems that caused the crash of 2007-08 have not really been addressed, just papered over, with absurdly low interest rates and ... that hurt Western countries by flooding its economy with cheap credit. Between 2007 and 2014 total debt in China ...
Is the world running out of space?
BBC - 9/2/2015 9:51:54 AM
Even in developed countries, however, standards of living will probably not continue to improve at the same rate as in ... half of the world’s land currently holds around 2% of the planet’s population, whereas only about 3% of total land supports ...
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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The future is gray for the developed world
Japan Times - 9/1/2015 10:43:12 AM
Iran, still categorized as young, is another contender for the title of fastest-aging country. Aging is a product of rising life expectancies and falling fertility rates. The speed of the decline in fertility rates has been dramatic around the world ...
Breastfeeding: India ranks lowest among South Asian countries
Economic Times - 9/2/2015 9:44:45 AM
NEW DELHI: India ranks lowest among South Asian countries ... as part of WHO's World Breastfeeding Trends Initiative (WBTI) reveals gaps in all ten areas of policies and programmes to be implemented for enhancing breastfeeding rates. Breastfeeding within ...
Warning Bell for Developed Countries: Declining Birth Rates
Forbes - 4/20/2012 9:57:30 AM
... 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 ...
A Brave New World For Natural Gas?
ETF Daily News - 9/2/2015 9:23:16 AM
Have you ever wondered how billionaires continue to get RICHER, while the rest of the world is struggling ... by an annual rate of 5.4% in 2015, to 78.72 bcf/d, and to rise 2.3% in 2016, to 80.52 bcf/d. That puts it at an estimated total of 28.7 tcf ...
Post-World Championships reflections
Jamaica Observer - 9/2/2015 5:41:22 AM
THE spectacular performance of our athletes, at the recently concluded International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) World Championships ... in particular, is a country on a mission. At the present growth rate, the size of the economy is ...
Global solar PV capacity expected to reach 652GW by 2025
Renew Economy - 9/2/2015 3:03:53 AM
A new report from GlobalData predicts that the total global solar PV installed capacity ... GlobalData believes that the increase in solar PV’s popularity in other countries — especially third world and developing nations — will see PV installed ...
German unemployment rate ticks up in August
Star-Herald - 9/1/2015 2:36:26 AM
The agency reported Tuesday that 23,000 more people were jobless in August over July, for a total of ... unemployment rate for the fifth month in a row. Germany's healthy labor market contrasts with those in some southern European countries, where ...
Italy is a 'dying country' says minister as birth rate plummets
The Guardian - 2/13/2015 12:35:43 AM
Developed countries the world ... the country’s youth not to migrate and work abroad. The demographic picture varies wildly between Italy’s regions, with the autonomous northern area of Trentino-Alto Adige enjoying a total fertility rate of 1.65 ...