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
The strange case of the missing baby
The Economist online - 4/28/2016 3:16:55 PM
South Korea and southern Europe—many countries were having a baby boom. In the decade to 2008, the total fertility rate (the number of children a woman can expect to have in her lifetime based on present patterns) rose in much of the rich world.
Teen birth rate hits all-time low, led by 50 percent decline among Hispanics and blacks
Chicago Tribune - 4/28/2016 10:12:06 PM
The decline of the past decade has occurred in all regions in the country and among all races. But the most radical changes have been among Hispanic and black teens, whose birth rates have dropped ... least 13 percent of the total decline between 1999 ...
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 ...
World Food and Population Growth
The People's Voice - 4/28/2016 5:44:15 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 ...
World’s centenarian population projected to grow eightfold by 2050
Pew Research Center - 4/21/2016 11:14:41 AM
The world ... countries. But they make up a larger share of the total populations of rapidly aging Japan and Italy. Today, there are 4.8 centenarians for every 10,000 people in Japan and 4.1 in Italy. By comparison, in the U.S. – which is aging at a ...
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 ...
Non-religious Shrinking; the World Is Going to Become More Religious
Patheos - 4/16/2016 7:13:03 PM
Statistics seem conflicting when discussing the demographics of religion in the world. This is because global analyses ... Religions with many adherents in developing countries – where birth rates are high, and infant mortality rates generally have ...
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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India's birth rate declines, Kerala registers the lowest in country
Daily News and Analysis - 12/23/2014 4:10:42 PM
The survey further said there has been a decline of 1.4 points in the CBR for the country from 2008 to 2013. "The corresponding decline in rural CBR is 1.5 points and in urban CBR 1.2 points," the survey said. The report said the Total Fertility Rate (TFR ...
Long-term Planning Essential to Deal with Unprecedented Demographic Transition: UNDP Asia-Pacific Human Development Report
Yahoo Finance - 4/26/2016 12:06:01 PM
BEIJING, April 26, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Demographic change in Asia and the Pacific is happening at a rate the world has ... and a fall in birth rates that took a century in Europe are happening here in just 30 years. View photo If countries do not start ...
How the PPP model changed the face of public health care in Arunachal
thestatesman.com - 4/24/2016 10:28:10 AM
The three-time World Cup winner famously wept in front of television ... which has one of the highest Total Fertility Rate in the country with a population of mere 1.4 million. "It will be wrong to say that we had no idea about contraceptives.
Probabilistic Projections of the Total Fertility Rate for All Countries
ncbi.nlm.nih.gov - 10/11/2015 1:30:31 PM
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
TODAY'S EDITORIAL COMMENT: ‘It constitutes superhuman effort to lead any people in times of crisi
The post online - 4/26/2016 10:11:29 AM
Our country is in a crisis ... at our current population growth rate of 2.88 per cent, this will double and will be over 30 million by 2030. We have a birth rate of 42.13 births/1,000 population, putting us at number four in the world.