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
Russia's Total Fertility Rate Is Rapidly Converging With America's
Pakistan Defence - 8/22/2014 11:27:04 AM
In the long term any country’s demographic trajectory is ultimately reliant on its Total Fertility Rate (TFR) the number of children born ... low TFR it can have the best healthcare in the entire world and nothing will prevent its population from collapsing.
Govt in bid to control population growth rate
Bulawayo 24 - 8/24/2014 5:33:56 AM
... is working on controlling the country's population growth rate and aligning it to the country's economic growth rate by lowering the national Total Fertility Rate, a Cabinet minister has confirmed. Total Fertility Rate refers to the average number of ...
10 Countries With the Largest Projected Population Growth: American Exceptionalism
The Huffington Post - 1/31/2012 11:42:31 PM
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 ...
Warning Bell for Developed Countries: Declining Birth Rates
Forbes - 10/16/2012 6:28:12 PM
... 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 Hispanic immigrants ...
More governments are worried about fertility rates
MercatorNet - 1/14/2014 12:46:02 AM
Total fertility fell in all but six of the 186 countries or areas for which data are available ... America’s childless rate is among the highest in the world (19%), despite the average age of first birth being 25 (fairly average). It seems that ...
Fertility Rate Stabilizes as the Economy Grows
New York Times - 9/6/2013 3:56:00 AM
WASHINGTON — The sharp decline in the country’s fertility rate during the economic ... a nonprofit research group. The fertility rate is the total number of babies born per 1,000 women ages 15 to 44. Last year it stood at 63, down slightly from 2011.
World population to peak by 2055: report
CNBC - 9/9/2013 3:48:16 PM
The world population will peak at 8.7 billion people in ... South Korea and Brazil now have the largest declines in fertility. He argued that poorer countries needed a higher total fertility rate (TFR) -- the average number of live births per woman over ...
Fertility rate drops in Afghanistan, but will it continue?
USA Today - 1/24/2013 9:58:53 PM
Afghanistan's fertility rate, one of the world's highest before the fall of the Taliban ... drop is that the ouster of the Taliban was followed by a rise in aid from NATO countries that funded schools, maternal health, family planning services and birth ...
Korea's Total Fertility Rate Still Near the Bottom of the World
CHOSUNILBO - 11/17/2011 12:44:01 AM
Korea's total fertility rate ranks 217th among 222 countries this year with a mere 1.23 babies per woman, according to the 2011 CIA World Factbook quoted by the Korea Development Institute on Wednesday. The fertility rate is the average number of children ...
Madhya Pradesh struggling to match country's total fertility rate
Times of India - 5/29/2012 7:12:33 PM
Kerala and Punjab succeeded in controlling the total fertility rate (TFR - the average number of children expected to be born per woman during her reproductive years), Madhya Pradesh continues its struggle to match the country's average TFR of 2.5 ...
15 GIFs That Show How The World's Population Will Be Totally Different In The Year 2100
The Business Insider - 9/9/2013 8:27:27 PM
The world is getting older, developed countries especially. Even in emerging markets like Brazil, the total fertility rate has dropped from 6.2 live ... 8.7 billion before declining to eight billion by 2100. Now, thanks to coder Martin De Wulf and U.N ...
Healthcare spending around the world, country by country
theguardian.com - 6/30/2012 4:04:16 PM
How do we fund our healthcare ... But it has the highest rate for health insurance in the world - 67.8% of all private spending. Which means the rest comes from out of pocket expenses, ie paying for health as you go • In many countries 'pay as you ...
Jewish population growing steadily in the world
Weekly Blitz - 8/28/2014 9:35:34 PM
Fertility ... Growth rate of the Jewish population is significant in the United States, Russia, Poland and some other western countries. It is also expected that by 2030, the numbers of Jewish Synagogue around the world will increase by 8-10 percent.
Slumping Fertility Rates in Developing Countries Spark Labor Worries
Wall Street Journal - 3/18/2014 11:58:46 PM
Chile's government last year announced plans for a "baby bonus" for parents who have a third child, following the lead of countries such as France ... In the developing world, fertility rates are likely to continue falling. More people are moving to ...
Ten countries that have the highest tax rates
Rediff India Abroad - 5/17/2012 3:56:12 AM
The effective taxation in Sweden is commonly cited as amongst the highest in the world. In fact, it is one of the eight European nations to make the list of countries ... cent of the total property value. Belgium's employee social security rate is 13.07 ...