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
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Ghana News Agency - 5/22/2015 11:57:03 PM
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theguardian.com - 5/26/2015 2:05:19 PM
Saudi Arabia ranked among the world’s top five executioners in 2014, according to Amnesty International. It said in a report that court proceedings in the country “fall far ... new executioners as beheading rate soars A surge in executions began ...
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Spy Ghana - 5/23/2015 1:47:24 PM
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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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Dawn - 5/25/2015 1:42:03 AM
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The Daily Star - 5/25/2015 6:02:44 PM
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AllAfrica - 5/21/2015 11:58:14 PM
Washington — The World Bank Group's Board of Executive Directors ... is higher than in most other countries in Sub-Saharan Africa. Niger's fertility rate (now at 7.6 children per woman) has increased over the past five years and is the highest in the ...
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Reason - 5/26/2015 10:01:56 AM
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Madhya Pradesh struggling to match country's total fertility rate
Times of India - 5/30/2012 12:56:08 AM
BHOPAL: When states like Rajasthan, Kerala and Punjab succeeded in controlling the total fertility rate (TFR - the average number of children expected to be born per woman during her reproductive years), Madhya Pradesh continues its struggle to match the ...
Global Solar Panels Market to Exceed US$24 Billion by 2021, Propelled by China's Extensive Investment in Solar PV
Market Watch - 5/26/2015 8:28:53 AM
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Vice News - 5/26/2015 2:59:36 AM
The latest beheadings of convicted drug smugglers Awad al-Rowaili and Lafi al-Shammary were carried out Tuesday amid concerns from human rights activists about the country's soaring rate of ... of the World's Executions in 2014 The total number of deaths ...
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astanatimes.com - 5/22/2015 3:35:58 PM
ASTANA –The spring 2015 edition of the biannual Kazakhstan Economic Update of the World Bank titled “Kazakhstan – Low Oil Prices; an Opportunity to Reform” forecasts a positive economic scenario for the country ... a more solid rate of 3.9. To ...