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
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 ...
Dropping Fertility Rates: Is America in Trouble?
christianheadlines.com - 8/19/2016 1:24:23 PM
If the “total fertility rate” drops below 2.1 children per woman, a country's population will shrink unless there ... According to the CIA’s World Factbook, our total fertility rate mirrors Sweden’s, Norway’s, and the United Kingdom’s, and ...
America’s Looming Demographic Winter: Our Birth Rate is So Low It’s a National Emergency
Life News - 8/19/2016 12:55:45 PM
If the “total fertility rate” drops below 2.1 children per woman, a country’s population will shrink unless ... According to the CIA’s World Factbook, our total fertility rate mirrors Sweden’s, Norway’s, and the United Kingdom’s, and is ...
Total Fertility Rate Impacts a Country's Population
geography.about.com - 8/16/2016 6:57:13 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 ...
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 ...
US Fertility Rates Are Lower than Ever Recorded
Alter Net - 8/13/2016 8:12:21 PM
(Children of Men, for those unfamiliar, is a science fiction thriller novel-turned-film that depicts a world after ... trend in this country. The new report used population data from the CDC cataloging birth and fertility statistics beginning in 1909.
Socio-economic factors, not religion, influence India's fertility rate and population growth
scroll.in - 8/11/2016 4:25:40 PM
For instance, according to World Bank data, in 2014, Bangladesh, India’s Muslim-majority neighbor, had a total fertlity rate of 2.2. Iran, another Muslim country, has a total fertility rate of 1.7, below replacement level, which means the current ...
The role of population on economic growth and development: evidence from developing countries
docplayer.net - 8/14/2016 7:35:23 PM
From, Table 2.1 and Figure 2.1, the total fertility rate that represents the number of children ... GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT EFFECTS OF POPULATION GROWTH IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES: STYLIZED FACTS 3.1 World Population and Economic Well-Being: A Glance Review ...
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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Countries with the highest fertility rates 2015
statista.com - 8/22/2016 9:38:55 AM
High fertility rates in Africa With a fertility rate of almost 7 children per woman, Niger is the country with the highest fertility rate in the world followed by Mali. The total population ... top 10 countries with the highest fertility rates are in ...
Probabilistic Projections of the Total Fertility Rate for All Countries
ncbi.nlm.nih.gov - 8/19/2016 11:54:18 PM
We describe a Bayesian projection model to produce country-specific projections of the total fertility rate (TFR) for all countries ... Markov chain Monte Carlo, United Nations World Population Prospects Based on projections of fertility, mortality ...
The Economic Crisis of Greying World: 30 Countries have more Elderly than Children
juancole.com - 8/10/2016 4:09:33 AM
Today the total number of countries where it has occurred stands ... Reversal of population age structures are declining fertility rates and rising life expectancies. In every corner of the world, women are bearing fewer children than in the past.
Crude Birth Rate and Total Fertility Rate for the World and Major Regions
yourarticlelibrary.com - 8/19/2016 3:18:55 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 ...
Population Expert Predicts World’s Elderly Will Soon Outnumber Children
New American - 8/10/2016 11:57:49 PM
Chamie noted that this turning point first occurred in Italy in 1995 and by 2000 the “Historic Reversal” had also taken place in six more countries ... our birth rate following the major “baby boom” from 1946–1964 (as millions of World ...
Single child families challenge Iran population growth rate
theiranproject.com - 8/14/2016 10:17:02 AM
The total fertility rate (TFR) or the average number of children born to a woman in her lifetime, is now 1.8 in Iran which is the lowest among Islamic countries, and even below the world average of 2.1 births per woman. According to the Health Ministry ...