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
World Bank backs contraception, sexual health in Sahel region
Reuters - 3/31/2015 3:40:22 PM
That demographic trend played a major role in the economic ascension of Asian countries like Korea and India between ... sustain its fast-growing population, which has the world’s highest fertility rate and has seen its infant mortality rate drop by ...
Transportation strike in Argentina shuts down country
Chron - 3/31/2015 11:44:09 AM
"Total impact," said Roberto Fernandez, leader of the Automotive Tramways Union, one of the main organizers, told Radio Mitre. "But for us there is no happiness here because the country loses ... Fernandez's say the tax rates are fair and affect only ...
Dawn - 3/30/2015 1:44:02 AM
The country has entered the ranks of higher middle-income countries, demonstrated by the decline in the poverty rate ... with the total estimated cost of over $14.5bn in 2015. Government officials expect another strong 8pc growth in 2015. The World Bank ...
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 ...
The World Cup XI who dominated the tournament
The Express Tribune - 3/31/2015 11:29:50 AM
Aggressive might be an understatement here as Brendon McCullum managed 328 runs in 9 innings (including four half centuries) at a freak strike rate of 188.50 ... posting a formidable total, finding themselves at 150-5. In a World Cup dominated by left ...
Madhya Pradesh struggling to match country's total fertility rate
Times of India - 5/30/2012 12:56:08 AM
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 country's average TFR of 2.5 ...
ICC Cricket World Cup 2015: Moments that occurred for first time in a World Cup
Cricket Country - 3/30/2015 1:04:04 PM
South Africa skipper AB de Villiers’ 66-ball 162 tore apart West Indies’ bowling attack, while centuries from Hashim Amla and Faf du Plessis got South Africa to a humongous total ... a strike rate of 308. This is the first time in a World Cup that ...
Namibia Fourth Worst TB Affected Country
AllAfrica - 3/30/2015 9:43:38 AM
NAMIBIA is the fourth worst TB affected country in the world, with 9 882 patients diagnosed with the ... Saying the trend in the TB prevalence rate in the country continued to drop since 2004, Haufiku said the number of patients diagnosed with TB in ...
10 Countries With the Largest Projected Population Growth: American Exceptionalism
The Huffington Post - 1/31/2012 6:38:53 AM
Data from the OECD is readily available online and makes for a great data source for cross-country comparisons. Population projections and total fertility rates for this article came from the World Population Prospects 2010. GDP per capita estimates were ...
How low fertility rates, demographic change affect Europe
Technician Online - 1/11/2015 11:26:17 PM
the total fertility rate has fallen more than 50 percent, to 1.48 children per female, which is one of the world’s lowest birth rate. The low birth rate and the rapid aging of population threaten the labor force and the economy. Countries such as Spain ...
ICC World Cup: Australian skipper Michael Clarke's success mantra
Mid Day - 3/31/2015 1:14:13 AM
The Australian has led his country in 74 ODIs of which he’s won 50 matches at an astounding success rate of almost 70 per cent. And he still maintains his match routine. Also Read: Australia win the 2015 ICC Cricket World ... s team total on 63-2.
Canadian investment in renewable energy up 8 per cent in 2014, sixth in world
brandonsun.com - 3/31/2015 8:02:14 AM
OTTAWA - A United Nations-sponsored report says Canada remained among the top 10 countries in the world for investment in renewable energy ... with spending increasing 39 per cent over 2013 to a total of more than $83 billion. The United States and Japan ...
Targeting total eradication of a devastating livestock disease
en.starafrica.com - 3/31/2015 9:28:08 AM
FAO and the World ... countries. Goats and sheep readily adapt to harsh environments, require little fixed-capital investment such as barns, provide year-round protein and dairy products as well as income from wool and leather, improve fertility of the ...
Korea's Total Fertility Rate Still Near the Bottom of the World
CHOSUNILBO - 11/17/2011 12:44:01 AM
Korea's total fertility rate ranks 217th among 222 countries this year with a mere 1.23 babies per woman, according to the 2011 CIA World Factbook quoted by the Korea Development Institute on Wednesday. The fertility rate is the average number of children ...
African countries urged to build regional value chains
Kenya Broadcasting Corporation - 3/30/2015 1:18:23 PM
“International trade has proven to be a key driver of growth for many countries. Although many of our economies have been growing at unprecedented rates over the past decade ... Africa accounts for only 2% of total world trade adding that the continent ...