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
Workforce to shrink as baby boomers retire, birth rates fall
PITTSBURGH TRIBUNE-REVIEW - 6/27/2015 8:36:52 PM
Google hires people “right out of school, but we also hire many people who are relocating within the country, as well as internationally ... the U.S. and other parts of the world.” Encouraging signs The birth rate is climbing nationally and in ...
Warning Bell for Developed Countries: Declining Birth Rates
Forbes - 4/20/2012 9:57:30 AM
The replacement rate–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 ...
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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Cuba looks to spur higher birth rates, reverse aging population
Latino FOX News - 6/25/2015 4:07:14 PM
The island's Population and Development Studies Center, or CEPDE, says the economic and social challenges the country faces due to its aging population are mainly related to the country's low birth rate ... said there is "total" acceptance on the island ...
List of world's top ten steel producers in May 2015
Shanghai Metals Market - 6/29/2015 9:00:09 AM
SEATTLE (Scrap Monster): According to latest statistics ... the world crude steel output by 65 countries reporting to the Association totaled 139.308 Million tonnes during May this year. These 65 countries accounted for approximately 98% of the total ...
Researchers develop world's first prognosis scoring system for life expectancy of patients in hospitals
News-Medical - 6/29/2015 4:06:39 AM
Researchers at the MedUni Vienna's University Department of Anaesthetics, General Intensive Care Medicine and Pain Therapy, the University Department of Internal Medicine III and the Centre for Medical Statistics ... and a total of 32 European countries ...
World Jewish Population Back at Pre-Holocaust Levels
Arutz Sheva - 6/26/2015 8:52:22 PM
A full 70 years since the end of World War II and the horrors of the Holocaust, the total number of Jews in the world ... has been balanced between the conflicting forces of a low birth rate on the one side and a positive increase in conversions on ...
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 ...
Slumping Fertility Rates in Developing Countries Spark Labor Worries
Wall Street Journal - 3/18/2014 11:58:46 PM
BAAN TAM TA KEM, Thailand—Slumping fertility rates aren't just a problem for wealthy countries anymore. Birthrates have fallen in Thailand in recent years, making it one of the poorest countries facing the prospect of shrinking labor pools and an aging ...
Total Control and the World Government
caymanreporter.com - 6/26/2015 5:39:06 PM
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Arabian Business - 6/27/2015 1:24:23 AM
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The Vancouver Sun - 6/26/2015 7:09:10 AM
Chapagne consumption in Greece jumped by almost a fifth last year, making the troubled country ... cent in the world, France and the UK, respectively. The relative size of the markets goes some way to explaining the vastly different growth rates.
Amazon to offer loans to sellers in China, 7 more countries
Money Control - 6/29/2015 6:22:40 AM
Amazon.com Inc will launch its business loan program for small sellers later this year in eight more countries including China ... Small businesses have high failure rates, especially in China and India, added William Black, a former US banking regulator ...
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 ...
Country Focus: Spain
Gas World - 6/25/2015 1:22:35 PM
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