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
Baby Blues in Europe as Birth Rate Declines
CNBC - 5/21/2013 5:49:46 AM
"In 2008, several European countries entered a period of economic crisis, usually featuring a fall in gross domestic product(GDP). From the start of the recession, the total fertility rate started to decline across Europe," Eurostat senior statistician ...
All my children: How soap operas helped end high fertility rates
Houston Chronicle - 5/15/2013 2:25:07 PM
For these reasons, it is important to understand why large countries such as India ... led to a decline in Indian fertility rates. One of the strongest correlations he found was between TV ownership, by region, and total fertility rate.
Fertility Rate Linked to Television Ownership and Media Exposure
Med India - 5/14/2013 4:20:50 PM
A new study conducted by a Stanford University researcher suggests that television and internet could be the reason why fertility rates are dropping across the ... prevalence of television ownership in the country is very similar to the fertility map.
Declining fertility rate the biggest threat to America?
FOX News - 5/10/2013 11:56:33 PM
On nuclear -- on cyber warfare the spiraling national -- off front ... market decline in fertility rates across the globe started in the west to spread right to. All developing countries as well. And so what we -- about now is that. Most the models ...
Falling fertility rate poses problems, author says
Baptist Press - 4/16/2013 7:24:22 PM
Today, 97 percent of the world's population lives in countries where the fertility rate is falling, Last said in the article. At the Family Research Council event, Last cited some past efforts to boost fertility rates. "The first attempt we see as pro ...
TV Linked with Falling Birth Rates
LiveScience - 5/13/2013 5:33:37 PM
Birth rates ... a country's population will eventually level off) is 2.19 births per woman. Birth rates have declined significantly in many areas of the world, to a degree that is perhaps overlooked. This is particularly true in India, where the fertility ...
Fertility Rates and Population Decline: No Time for Children?
eNews Park Forest - 4/29/2013 4:02:50 PM
On May 15: A new book which explores the far reaching implications of the dramatic decline in fertility rates across the world will be launched at the ... Research in European countries shows that current family policies are having 'very little effect ...
Fertility Clinics in Australia Industry Market Research Report Now Available from IBISWorld
PRWeb - 5/21/2013 8:23:05 PM
About one in six Australian couples suffer infertility, which has made the Fertility Clinics industry one of the fastest growing industries in the health sector. The industry assists patients who are unable to conceive naturally through a variety of ...
Why are birthrates falling around the world? Blame television.
Washington Post - 5/13/2013 7:42:27 PM
“I find it extraordinary that the massive global drop in human fertility ... the world — with the exception of sub-Saharan Africa, mostly. Here’s a map of the current state of affairs: One notable bit here is how many developing countries ...
Study on human fertility models find those based on economics the most reliable
Phys - 4/30/2013 11:36:48 AM
the researchers have concluded that those models that are based on economics are most likely to represent true fertility rate dynamics as they occur in the real world. Explore further: Education can offset impact of low fertility trap More information ...
Unemployment rate in rich countries edges down: OECD
Channel NewsAsia - 5/15/2013 1:20:42 PM
PARIS: The unemployment rate across rich ... a whole percentage point from the peak in October 2009. But the rate for women, at 8.1 percent, was only 0.1 point down from the peak of 8.2 percent in December 2012. The Organisation for Economic Cooperation ...
Apple Tax Rate Ignores Profit Shifting Offshore
Bloomberg - 5/23/2013 6:44:40 AM
Apple Inc. (AAPL) Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook provided a figure to Congress on Tuesday that U.S. companies rarely disclose: its federal tax bill. Apple paid $6 billion last year -- a rate of 30.5 percent. “That’s more than $16 million ...
Tax on the “private” billions now stashed away in havens enough to end extreme world poverty twice over
Oxfand - 5/22/2013 12:15:08 PM
At least $18.5 trillion is hidden by wealthy individuals in tax havens worldwide, representing a loss of more than $156 billion in tax revenue, according to new figures published today by international agency Oxfam. The missing money is twice ...
Jordan population growth rate down, but remains above average
MENAFN - 5/17/2013 11:55:25 PM
The population growth rate in Jordan has continued to remain higher than the global average for several decades during the last century, with the country's population ... noting that the total fertility rate declined substantially, falling from 7.4 ...
Canada has second-highest rate of first-day infant deaths in industrialized world: report
Leader-Post - 5/8/2013 2:08:58 AM
The report said Canada had the second-highest rate of first-day infant mortality in the industrialized world, with roughly 900 babies ... for less than two per cent of the global total, adding most of the countries with high numbers are located in ...