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
Yes, U.S. locks people up at a higher rate than any other country
Washington Post - 7/7/2015 2:59:54 AM
“It’s a stark fact that the United States has less than 5 percent of the world’s population, yet we have almost 25 percent of the world’s total prison population ... practices between countries is the prison population rate.
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Bloomberg - 7/6/2015 10:27:53 PM
She says she was proud and happy back then, like the rest of Japan, as the city took center stage in the world. Now, the greater Tokyo area accounts for 38 percent of Japan’s economy. Yet the fertility-rate within ... a third of the total conurbation ...
World Breast Pumps Industry
The Street - 7/7/2015 9:43:45 PM
The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of World. Annual estimates ... Born/Woman): 2014 II-19Table 8: Top Countries with Lowest Total Fertility Rate(2013) (includes corresponding ...
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 ...
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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Slumping Fertility Rates in Developing Countries Spark Labor Worries
Wall Street Journal - 3/18/2014 11:58:46 PM
BAAN TAM TA KEM, Thailand—Slumping fertility rates aren't just a problem for ... note that already more than half the world's population lives in aging countries where the fertility rate is less than 2.1 children per woman—the rate required to replace ...
Italy is a 'dying country' says minister as birth rate plummets
theguardian.com - 2/13/2015 12:35:43 AM
The number of babies born to both natives and foreigners living in Italy dropped as immigration, which used to support the overall birth rate, tumbled to its lowest ... added the minister. Developed countries the world over are counting the costs of ...
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Fertility and Pregnancy Rapid Tests Market: Global Industry Analysis and Opportunity Assessment 2015-2025
Medgadget - 7/6/2015 6:03:02 PM
Unplanned pregnancy rate and the prevalence of infertility issues across the world are the prominent ... In developing countries like India, 76 girls out of 1000, aged 15-19 become pregnant each year. Fertility and Pregnancy Rapid Tests Market: Drivers ...
Greece restarts talks with creditors as country on edge
The Herald Journal - 7/7/2015 3:10:03 PM
The International Monetary Fund last week called for European states to accept longer repayment rates and lower interest ... bailout programs worth a total of 240 billion euros ($266 billion) in loans from other eurozone countries and the International ...
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Science World Report - 7/6/2015 5:52:53 AM
From the sample, a total of nearly 4.2 million delivery-related ... occur if you have a seizure during pregnancy or while giving birth? Seizures during pregnancy can cause fetal heart rate declaration, fetal injury, premature separation of the placenta ...
Honda Civic Diesel Sets New World Record for Lowest Fuel Consumption - Photo Gallery
Auto Evolution - 7/7/2015 7:46:14 AM
For this boring but daring and highly technical feat, the Honda Civic Tourer 1.6 i-DTEC they’ve used for the entire journey is now the holder of the Guinness World ... at a total fuel cost for the journey of just £459 ($715 at current exchange rates).
The World Cup of Income Inequality
Investor Place - 7/6/2015 3:25:33 PM
In the first case, the country ... total real income growth per family. The recent supposedly bright spot with regards to income inequality in the states was the fact that the rest of us registered real income growth of 3.3% in 2014 — the best rate ...
Greek exit would raise possibility of other countries in same situation
The Montana Standard - 7/6/2015 6:43:00 AM
Whatever happens to Greece, the fallout for the rest of Europe and the world economy is probably modest ... about 1.8 percent of the entire eurozone (the 19 countries using the euro), according to Jacob Kirkegaard of the Peterson Institute.
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Vox - 7/5/2015 8:48:51 PM
They are also from countries where the gender gap is smaller," he writes. Ser uses a gender equality index, developed by the United Nations, that measures things like adolescent birth rates ... stellar record — two World Cup victories and four Olympic ...