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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FOX News - 2/26/2015 3:22:14 PM
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New Zealand Herald - 2/17/2015 11:03:53 PM
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Economic Times - 2/27/2015 1:09:13 AM
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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 ...
Slumping Fertility Rates in Developing Countries Spark Labor Worries
Wall Street Journal - 3/18/2014 11:58:46 PM
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Former World Trade Center hotel developers present bids
The Times-Picayune - 2/27/2015 7:45:55 PM
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Bleacher Report - 2/27/2015 2:23:47 PM
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Ask Men - 2/27/2015 1:02:04 AM
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Arizona Daily Sun - 2/25/2015 3:23:26 PM
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UAE healthcare firm buys $163m stake in Spanish fertility clinic
Arabian Business - 2/28/2015 7:20:16 AM
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IBN Live - 2/27/2015 5:34:04 AM
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Some Highly Developed Countries See Increased Fertility
Washington Post - 8/9/2009 11:56:23 PM
sometimes far below the replacement rate in some of the world's most highly developed nations, such as Japan, South Korea, Germany, Spain and Italy. "There was a consensus that as countries develop, become richer and provide more education, that fertility ...
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