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
Dropping fertility rates are a threat to the global economy
The Business Insider - 11/28/2016 7:31:22 PM
Total fertility rates, which can be defined as the average number ... of just 2.5 – roughly half of what it was 50 years ago. Today, 46% of the world’s population lives in countries that are below the average global replacement rate of 2.1 children ...
China Now Has the Lowest Fertility Rate in the World
The National Interest - 12/1/2016 4:00:13 PM
Even while the total fertility rate, a rough approximation of the number of children ... That fertility decline continued, similar to declines in neighboring East Asian countries like Korea and Taiwan, with an educated and healthy workforce that included ...
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 ...
Total Fertility Rate Impacts a Country's Population
geography.about.com - 12/3/2016 11:43:08 PM
... States is just below replacement value at 2.09 and the total fertility rate for the world is 2.59, down from 2.8 in 2002 and 5.0 in 1965. China's one-child policy definitely shows in the country's total low fertility rate of 1.75. Different cultural ...
Wanted Versus Total Fertility Rates In The Developing World
worldatlas.com - 8/7/2016 11:54:13 PM
Regions of the Globe With Higher Rates of Fertility Countries which are in Africa and Middle East have 70% to 100% higher rate of fertility than the other continents and are still in the mode of polygamy. Children who are raised in those countries suffer ...
How developing countries can deal with rising health care costs
asia.nikkei.com - 11/23/2016 6:58:31 AM
The world's aging population is a twofold ... bringing social and public policy challenges. Many Asian countries have experienced a sharp fertility decline in recent decades, and declines in total fertility rates -- the number of children per woman ...
Crude Birth Rate and Total Fertility Rate for the World and Major Regions
yourarticlelibrary.com - 12/3/2016 9:34:17 PM
the less developed countries are characterized by still very high birth rates. In the year 2003, the world average birth rate was estimated to be 22 per thousand. Total fertility rate (TFR) for the world works out to be 2.8 children per woman. On an ...
Niger is world's youngest country and has highest fertility rate
africanews.com - 8/17/2016 8:14:46 PM
Niger has been ranked the world’s youngest country with half of its population under the ... half of its population over the age of 52.4. Singapore has the lowest total fertility rate of only 0.82 children per woman. The International Data Base is ...
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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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 ...
In One Of Latin America’s Poorest Countries, Boosting The Economy Is Women’s Work
FiveThirtyEight - 12/7/2016 8:17:57 PM
Since 2006, Nicaragua has leapt up the World Economic Forum’s Global Gender Gap ... access to financing — help increase productivity, especially in countries with low fertility rates. “What we see is that the largest gains occur in countries where ...
List of Countries and Territories by Fertility Rate
amren.com - 6/22/2010 11:59:50 PM
The UN TFR Ranking is a list of countries by total fertility rate (TFR): the expected number of children born per woman in her child-bearing years. Figures are from the 2006 revision of the United Nations World Population Prospects report, for the period ...
Births in S.C. still haven't rebounded to pre-recession levels
Berkeley Independent - 11/30/2016 5:45:47 AM
"In the grand scheme of things it’s not a huge decline and most other countries are much worse and I think it’s actually remarkable the stability of the fertility rate." At Roper St. Francis, locals numbers paint a similar picture. Total births within ...
Probabilistic Projections of the Total Fertility Rate for All Countries
ncbi.nlm.nih.gov - 11/25/2016 7:31:56 AM
The total fertility rate (TFR) is one of the key components in population ... The main organizations that have produced population projections for all or most of the world’s countries are the United Nations, the World Bank (Bos et al.