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
Fertility Rate is Collapsing in Many Unexpected Countries
Value Walk - 9/4/2013 8:16:04 AM
I write about this every now and then, because the human fertility rate is falling faster then most demographers expect. Using the CIA Factbook for data, the present total fertility rate for the world is ... the satellite countries of the former Soviet ...
Wanted Versus Total Fertility Rates In The Developing World
worldatlas.com - 8/7/2016 11:54:13 PM
Regions of the Globe With Higher Rates of Fertility Countries which are in Africa and Middle East have 70% to 100% higher rate of fertility than the other continents and are still in the mode of polygamy. Children who are raised in those countries suffer ...
Crude Birth Rate and Total Fertility Rate for the World and Major Regions
yourarticlelibrary.com - 3/15/2017 10:14:58 AM
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 ...
China's low fertility rate will cause policies to shift and IVF to boom to millions per year and then mass embryo selection
Next Big Future - 3/23/2017 12:25:39 AM
Statistics released by the China Population Association (CPA) in 2013 revealed that the infertile population of the country has surpassed 40 million, making up 12.5 percent of the total population ... shown to affect fertility rates. In 1988 Quebec ...
Top 10 Countries with Highest Birth Rate in the World
toptenfindings.com - 1/28/2015 11:56:14 PM
By reading this article you will be able to know about top 10 countries with highest fertility rate in the world. This is an Islamic country officially called Islamic Republic of Afghanistan. Afghanistan is located in Asia. Its total population is about ...
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 ...
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
Embed Warning Bell for Developed Countries: Declining Birth Rates
Forbes - 10/16/2012 6:28:12 PM
... 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 Hispanic immigrants ...
Fertility Rates-Differences Within Countries
geographyeducation.org - 8/23/2016 11:13:46 PM
... in mind is that there can be considerable heterogeneity within countries, which are hidden in the mean fertility which were discussed in this entry. The mean Total Fertility Rate for India in 2010 was 2.8 (UN Data): But this average hides the fact ...
Probabilistic Projections of the Total Fertility Rate for All Countries
ncbi.nlm.nih.gov - 1/18/2017 4:29:11 PM
The total fertility rate (TFR) is one of the key components in population ... The main organizations that have produced population projections for all or most of the world’s countries are the United Nations, the World Bank (Bos et al.
Check Out The 20 Least Fertile Countries In Europe
businessinsider.com - 10/31/2011 9:28:15 PM
As the world's population hits 7 billion, Europe's population is becoming older. Looking at a list of total fertility rates for every country reveals a cluster of European nations near the bottom. Total fertility rate, as a statistic, measures the amount ...
On Human Fertility, Part 5
Seeking Alpha - 1/28/2017 6:37:30 AM
The World's Most Populous Country Is Turning Gray. The barbaric "One Child Policy" of China is having its impact; demography is often destiny. That said, over the last six years China's total fertility rate has moved from 1.54 to 1.60. As it says in the ...
Make Boomsa for the Motherland!
Slate - 4/25/2013 7:25:02 AM
By 1975, every Western First World nation was below the replacement rate ... Vladimir Putin’s love benches are just the start of the wacky stuff. In South Korea (total fertility rate: 1.24) the country’s Ministry of Health decided to encourage people ...
Total fertility rate falls in Raj
Times of India - 12/15/2016 11:21:44 PM
Jaipur: The state has witnessed a sharp decline in the total fertility rate (TFR) over the past 10 years ... inches closer to achieve the replacement-level fertility. According to World Health Organisation (WHO), "A TFR of about 2.1 children per woman ...
Falling Fertility Rates Around The World Will Cause Mass Depopulation
preventdisease.com - 8/25/2011 11:59:17 PM
The Economist reported this week that falling fertility rates around the world ... is a total fertility rate (TFR) that (if sustained) leads to each new generation being less populous than the previous one in a given area. In developed countries sub ...