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 rate in Indian cities lower than in US, Australia, France
Times of India - 5/14/2016 6:08:14 AM
Data from the Sample Registration Survey (SRS) on the total fertility rate (TFR) shows that since 2006 the TFR ... Incidentally in 1952, India became the first country in the world to launch a family planning programme. The sustained government campaign ...
Abortion rates are declining is developing countries worldwide. What’s the cause?
Washington Post - 5/14/2016 9:28:40 AM
In fact, in developed countries around the world ... rate down with it. That news that won’t likely be accepted with glee among those who want to eliminate abortion rights in the United States. It’s rare to find support for increased access to birth ...
Turkey faces prospect of aging as fertility rate declines
Turkish Weekly - 5/14/2016 7:19:49 AM
The total fertility rate represents the ratio between the average number ... "Turkey is one of the fastest aging countries in the world," says Didem Danis, an associate professor of the Sociology Department of Galatasaray University in Istanbul.
Fertility Rate is Collapsing in Many Unexpected Countries
Value Walk - 9/4/2013 8:16:04 AM
I write about this every now and then, because the human fertility rate is falling faster then most demographers expect. Using the CIA Factbook for data, the present total fertility rate for the world is ... the satellite countries of the former Soviet ...
Worldwide abortion rates reveal deep divide between developed and developing countries
Canada - 5/13/2016 8:11:06 AM
No matter how you crunch the numbers about the developed world, which includes the United States, abortions are falling. Rates have ... developing countries during the same period, abortions went from 39 to 37 per 1,000 women while the total number of ...
World report on fertility treatments reveals high use of intracytoplasmic sperm injection
Medical Xpress - 5/21/2016 8:30:15 AM
The report includes data from nearly 2,500 ART clinics from between 58 and 61 countries in the years 2008, 2009 and 2010, and it is the first time the report has included all regions of the world ... half the multiple birth rate when compared with fresh ...
Which is the world's fastest-growing major religion?
weforum.org - 5/20/2016 9:43:01 AM
In fact, most of the ... s total population by 2050, though their numbers are increasing in more secular nations such as France and the United States. The increase in followers of major religions will be, in large part, due to fertility rates and the ...
Nine creative ways to improve cognitive development of children in developing countries
News-Medical - 5/23/2016 5:14:36 AM
Grand Challenges Canada, funded by the Government of Canada, and the "Saving Brains" partners today announced investments in nine creative ways to protect and nurture the cognitive development of children in developing countries. The investments total up ...
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 ...
World Food and Population Growth
Dissident Voice - 5/11/2016 12:49:40 AM
Even as total fertility rates (TFRs) decline in many countries around the world, the world’s total human population continues to increase, though at a slowly decreasing rate. Human efforts to feed a growing population is unexpectedly causing absolute ...
Birth rate declines as population rises
pamplinmedia.com - 5/17/2016 7:09:06 AM
Last year, total births increased to 46,092 ... such as health care for an aging population. Germany’s birth rate has dropped to the lowest in the world, followed by Japan. Bill Conerly, Portland economist, is convinced that the millennial generation ...
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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Slumping Fertility Rates in Developing Countries Spark Labor Worries
Wall Street Journal - 3/18/2014 11:58:46 PM
Demographers such as Michael Teitelbaum at Harvard Law School and Jay Winter, a history professor at Yale University, note that already more than half the world's population lives in aging countries ... show that total fertility rates can be very difficult ...
Zika: Which European Countries Are At Risk?
Sky News HD - 5/18/2016 4:40:34 PM
The two most popular foreign countries ... Statistics. Its list of the 10 most visited overseas countries by Britons includes two more - Italy and Greece - that have been put in the "moderate" risk category by the World Health Organisation (WHO). A total ...