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
Iran’s Demographic Death Grip: STD Epidemic and Plummeting Birth Rate
legalinsurrection.com - 1/31/2015 8:29:16 AM
Here’s one to think about, fresh from the just-released update of the United Nations’ population forecasts: At constant fertility ... rate in Iran is particularly shocking: Iran has the highest incidence of lifetime infertility of any country in the ...
Population growth and menus are factors in world hunger calculus
Columbia Daily Tribune - 1/31/2015 5:58:56 AM
The United Nation’s “medium fertility ... China and other countries in east Asia have accounted for much of the growth in global food demand in recent years, even though population growth rates there are among the lowest in the world.
World Bank: Ebola's Economic Impact Expected to be High
Big News Network - 1/28/2015 8:21:29 PM
DAKAR/MONROVIA - The World Bank says the three countries most affected by Ebola will suffer a combined $1.6 billion in economic losses in 2015 due to the ongoing outbreak. Unemployment rates are also ... losses are expected to total around $550 million ...
Asia outperforms world markets in January
Money Control - 1/30/2015 5:31:29 AM
The MSCI Asia-Pacific Index has risen almost 2 percent so far this year, ahead of the MSCI World ... country's total imports – and easier monetary conditions after the Reserve Bank of India jumped on the easing bandwagon with a surprise interest rate ...
Adnoc and Total sign new 40-year concession for Abu Dhabi’s prime oilfields
The National - 1/29/2015 10:50:38 PM
Abu Dhabi’s Supreme Petroleum Council has chosen France’s Total as the first partner in the new oil company formed to steward the emirate’s prime oilfields for the next four decades. In a major milestone for the country’s oil industry, picking ...
UK : Somalia has the highest known rate of female genital mutilation in the world
diplomat.so - 1/27/2015 1:56:08 PM
The practice of FGM is mainly concentrated in 29 countries in Africa and the Middle East, though cases have been documented nearly worldwide. Somalia has the highest known rate of female genital mutilation in the world, with 95 to 98 percent of women ...
Report: These are the world’s deadliest cities
Tucson Sentinel - 1/27/2015 2:57:34 AM
It is also hard to find accurate murder rates for Iraqi cities ... Brazil has suffered from the highest total number of homicides in the world, with more 50,000 killings annually. Gangs known as commandos operate in the country’s “favelas” or slums ...
The World This Week: A Volcano Erupts in Greece
Fair Observer - 1/31/2015 3:31:36 PM
Greece’s total ... s post-World War II debts. It has turned down another €7 billion of bailout money, setting the stage for a clash that will decide the future of the euro. Meanwhile, deflation is gathering pace across 19 countries in the eurozone.
World Cup, IPL promise more money, viewers this year
Live Mint - 1/28/2015 8:14:20 PM
He said the channel will offer new advertising models and multiple packages to suit advertisers with varying budgets and objectives—a first in sports sponsorship in the country ... of our total marketing budget for this year during IPL and World Cup ...
German jobless rate drops to new post-reunification low
Business Recorder - 1/30/2015 12:52:19 AM
BERLIN: German unemployment fell in January to the lowest level since the country reunited in 1990 ... The unemployment rate -- which measures the jobless total against the working population as a whole -- slipped to 6.5 percent from 6.6 percent for ...
Soapbox: Time is now to develop system to feed world
The Coloradoan - 1/30/2015 10:27:58 PM
Conventional high-synthetic input agriculture promises to feed the world if you can afford its products. GMO agriculture promises lower pesticide inputs, cheaper production cost, some tailor-made technology for poorer countries, but cannot adequately ...
Help make tourism create more jobs - World Bank
IPP Media - 1/30/2015 6:28:45 AM
Tanzania Economic Update published by the World Bank says the tourism ... quo could be costly for the country." Tourism directly employs close to half a million Tanzanians and contributes to almost 20 percent of total exports. It represents approximately ...
Nigeria H5N1 bird flu spreads to four more states, total 11
Reuters - 1/29/2015 11:52:04 AM
Africa's most populous country and biggest economy was the first country on ... seven states had reported cases of the bird flu. As of yesterday, a total of 11 states have reported positive cases,” Minister Akinwumi Adesina said at an emergency meeting ...
Roswitha Brown: A hero the world over
Sun Newspapers - 1/31/2015 7:53:28 AM
Brown was born in 1933 in rural Switzerland, so close to the battle zones during World War II that she could hear the bombing in France and Germany. A total blackout was in ... “Thank God, I grew up in the country and we had a garden, but no meat.
Net expansion driven by mobile presents risks and opportunities for marketers
Phys.org - 1/29/2015 1:25:07 PM
The report, from marketing agency We Are Social, contains fascinating details comparing countries ... world. However, cultural and social reasons also play a part: take Hong Kong, which has mature fixed-line telephony but a mobile social networking rate ...