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
Greece crisis: IMF warns country would need $40 billion more if growth slows
Firstpost - 7/3/2015 4:01:55 AM
The report was made based on assessments last week, before Greek banks have been closed and the country had defaulted on an IMF repayment ... in European funding from total additional financing needs of 50 billion euros due to policy slippages and ...
S'pore unlikely to go Scandanavian way to up fertility rate
AsiaOne - 7/1/2015 11:45:24 PM
When it comes to rolling out generous goodies to try and boost the fertility rate here, Singapore is unlikely to go the way of the Scandinavian countries that have spent ... had managed to achieve a higher total fertility rate (TFR) because of the strong ...
After 70 Years, World’s Jewish Population Finally Almost at Pre-Holocaust Levels
worldreligionnews.com - 7/3/2015 12:20:00 AM
Israel has the largest population of Jews. Approximately 6.1 million Jews live in Israel, and the fertility rate in the country is among the highest in the developed world. Some 5.7 million Jews live in the United States making up an estimated 1.9 percent ...
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 ...
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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IATTC rejects fishing quota increase to three countries
FIS - 7/2/2015 6:36:24 PM
The requests submitted by three member countries ... the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) expressed concern about the overcapacity for tuna fishing in the Eastern Pacific. According to IATTC preliminary statistics, from 1 January to 3 May, 2015 a total of 242,792 ...
How Will We Feed a World of Nine Billion People?
National Geographic - 7/1/2015 3:17:10 PM
In his new book, The End of Plenty: The Race To Feed A Crowded World ... countries, like France, they’re already practicing family planning. Even Latin America, where the pope comes from, has had tremendous success reducing fertility rates.
AdMobilize unveils its newest real-world analytics so advertisers can ‘pay-per-face’
VentureBeat - 7/2/2015 5:57:38 AM
Advertisers, get ready for “pay-per-face” and “pay-per-look” rates. Those terms have been trademarked by Miami-based AdMobilize, which expands its presence today in the emerging market of “Google Analytics for the real world.” The company is ...
Italy is a 'dying country' says minister as birth rate plummets
theguardian.com - 2/13/2015 12:35:43 AM
The number of babies born to both natives and foreigners living in Italy dropped as immigration, which used to support the overall birth rate, tumbled to its lowest ... added the minister. Developed countries the world over are counting the costs of ...
American military’s vital role in birth of our nation: Guest commentary
Los Angeles Daily News - 7/2/2015 10:58:17 AM
As we pause to celebrate the anniversary of our nation’s independence it seems appropriate to consider the vital role played by the American military in the birth of our nation ... troops supported their mother country by helping to invade French ...
Popular weedkiller may cause cancer, World Health Organization agency says
The Vancouver Sun - 7/2/2015 2:15:43 AM
have shown increased rates of certain birth defects, especially in boys, and lower sperm counts in adults." Dow said in a statement obtained by Reuters that the new classification is "inconsistent with government findings in nearly 100 countries" that have ...
Cuba First Country to Eradicate Mother-to-Child HIV Transmission: WHO
The New Indian Express - 7/1/2015 3:21:20 AM
HAVANA: Cuba on Tuesday became the first country in the world to eradicate the transmission of HIV and ... which can result in early fetal loss and stillbirth, neonatal death, low-birth-weight infants and serious neonatal infections. Thanks to Cuba's ...
World Bank cuts Turkey's 2016, 2017 growth forecasts over political outlook
MENAFN - 7/2/2015 8:42:16 AM
(MENAFN - The Journal Of Turkish Weekly) The World Bank has said it would stick ... grants USD9.79b for infrastructure in developing countries, MENAFN (MENAFN) The United Arab Emirates is set to offer a total of USD9.79 billion for infrastructure in ...
How low fertility rates, demographic change affect Europe
Technician Online - 1/11/2015 11:30:28 AM
the total fertility rate has fallen more than 50 percent, to 1.48 children per female, which is one of the world’s lowest birth rate. The low birth rate and the rapid aging of population threaten the labor force and the economy. Countries such as Spain ...
Current Affairs: Cuba became first country to eradicate mother-to-child HIV transmission: WHO
PrepSure - 7/1/2015 11:56:44 AM
Cuba on June 30, 2015 became the first country in the world to eradicate the transmission of HIV and ... Cuba succeeded in lowering the HIV transmission rate to 1.85 percent, below the 2 percent target rate countries in the region in conjunction with ...