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
Omani population likely to reach 4mn by 2040, projects NCSI
MENAFN - 7/27/2015 6:39:34 AM
It is also expected that Omani women in childbearing age will constitute 45 per cent of the total in 2040 according to medium fertility assumption. Giving details of dependency rates the study ... Bond Issues Around The World, Arab Times (MENAFN - Arab ...
DR, third in the region with highest teen pregnancy rate
Domican Today - 7/27/2015 1:06:07 PM
The Dominican Republic is among the top three countries in the region with the highest fertility rate in teenagers ... by 31 adolescents, and doubles the world average. UNESCO's Regional Bureau for Education in Latin America and the Caribbean is following ...
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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Explore Abu Dhabi Statistics 2015
Dubai Chronicle - 7/26/2015 4:13:25 PM
... grew at an average rate of 9.5 percent (one of the world’s highest rates). The total population multiplied 133 times, with the number of citizens doubling 46 times due to increased fertility and naturalisation. The non-citizen population increased ...
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 ...
6 Reasons Why Birth Control Should Be More Accessible in the United States
The Huffington Post - 7/28/2015 10:20:17 AM
In most countries in the world, women are able ... Having access to birth control is key to increasing the number of women on corporate boards, school boards, and in public office. 3.) It Reduces the Teen Birth Rate Earlier this month, the Colorado ...
Tackling Hepatitis… World Hepatitis Day seeks to create integrated response in the fight against the disease – NPHRL tested over 5450 samples
Guyana Chronicle Online - 7/29/2015 3:59:43 AM
The total illness can last for several ... age have decreased immune response to the vaccine The World Health Organisation (WHO) recommends vaccination of all children, particularly newborns, in countries where Hepatitis B is common to prevent ...
Gun Ownership By Country 2015: US Ranks First As Obama Calls For 'Common Sense' Laws
International Business Times - 7/24/2015 10:25:02 AM
Overall, the U.S. has the highest gun ownership rate in the world, with 270 million civilian guns, the Washington Post reported. India comes in second place with 46 million total civilian guns ... killed 16 people. The country’s new gun restrictions ...
6 fascinating facts about sex around the world
Salon - 7/24/2015 9:13:27 AM
According to Durex again, the most sexually satisfied country is Nigeria, with a satisfaction rate of 67 percent ... because the world record for baby-makin’ goes to an 18th-century Russian woman, who gave birth to 69 children in her lifetime (67 ...
Is Indian services sector ready to serve the world yet?
The Economic Times - 7/29/2015 12:17:48 AM
The sector has grown at a faster rate than the GDP growth for the last 12 consecutive ... Its fairly broadbased growth was mostly due to higher productivity. Studies show that the total factor productivity (TFP) growth of the services sector during 1980 ...
10 Statistics That Show That The IPO World Is Changing
Yahoo Finance - 7/24/2015 1:59:47 PM
Here’s a summary of 10 key IPO statistics from the front half of 2015. 1. 631 Total IPOs The 631 total global IPOs in ... China's 240 China topped the list of countries with the most IPO deals so far in 2015. China’s 240 deals were more than twice ...
Baby risks during natural breech birth 'very small'
Sunderland Echo - 7/29/2015 12:03:29 AM
The large-scale research analysed 27 articles with a total sample size of more than 250,000 women to determine the risks of mortality associated with planned vaginal breech delivery from delivery up to seven days after the birth. It found the overall death ...
Is The World Ready For Iran Bonds?
Financial Advisor Magazine - 7/27/2015 4:05:04 PM
In the 36 years since the Islamic revolution swept over Iran, the country has tapped international debt markets exactly twice. Those bonds, worth a total of just 1 billion ... poised to start increasing interest rates later this year, a move that would ...
World population to peak by 2055: report
CNBC - 9/9/2013 11:52:03 AM
The world population will peak at 8.7 billion people in ... South Korea and Brazil now have the largest declines in fertility. He argued that poorer countries needed a higher total fertility rate (TFR) -- the average number of live births per woman over ...