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
5 Fastest Growing Religions in Europe and The World
INSIDER MONKEY - 10/11/2015 12:40:24 PM
Since the 19th century, the religious demographics throughout the world has changed dramatically. Countries ... total world population. Christianity will not be able to keep up with the pace of Islam because of two major factors: average fertility rate ...
Fertility Rate is Collapsing in Many Unexpected Countries
Value Walk - 9/4/2013 11:57:59 AM
Using the CIA Factbook for data, the present total fertility rate for the world is 2.45 births per woman that survives ... India, the satellite countries of the former Soviet Union, etc… fewer women means a lower growth rate, and unhappier societies ...
The 4 Countries That Produce the Most Food
Investopedia - 10/6/2015 1:29:17 PM
Food is an important and fundamental economic product, but only a handful of countries actually excel at ... At 1.2 billion people with a very high birth rate, India is expected to eclipse China as the world's largest population. Farm productivity in ...
Demographic dividend will be useless if jobs absent
BusinessMirror. - 10/8/2015 4:04:23 PM
The World Bank estimated that the country’s labor force is expected ... work force will be supported by the increase in total fertility of 2.87 percent between 2015 and 2020. This fertility-rate level, however, is lower than the 4.53 percent registered ...
Lack of contraceptive choices a leading cause for young mothers’ deaths
The Indian Express - 10/11/2015 9:05:39 AM
Although India’s total fertility rate is down to 2.5, and the country is approaching replacement-level fertility, this has not translated into saving maternal and infant lives. India accounts for 17 per cent of the world’s maternal deaths. Meeting the ...
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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Ireland's birth rate continues to rise in baby boom as rates in most countries fall
irishmirror.ie - 9/29/2015 5:02:11 AM
The average age of women giving birth here is 29.9. A total of 20% of babies born ... as we came in third place in terms of fertility rates, as each woman here had an average of 2.5 children between 1970 and 2012. The World Health Organisation recommends ...
Our country’s forgotten half
The Express Tribune - 10/5/2015 2:10:26 AM
If fertility ... rate of 83%. The McKinsey report highlights that Pakistan has nearly 16 million women with unmet family planning needs, this is a shocking 21% of the global total. This is one of the biggest failures of Pakistan since independence ...
Warning Bell for Developed Countries: Declining Birth Rates
Forbes - 4/20/2012 9:57:30 AM
... 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 ...
Where Are All The Unmarried Women? – Analysis
Eurasia Review - 10/12/2015 4:32:27 AM
This column shows that these higher rates of female ... of the developing world – notably in India and China – the ratio of women to men is suspiciously low. On average in developed countries, males outnumber females at birth, but that imbalance ...
Can a Rapidly Aging Singapore Stave Off Economic Disaster?
Economy Watch - 10/5/2015 5:19:32 PM
According to United Nations World Population Prospects 2015 ... Drastic improvements in life expectancy and a sharp fall in the country’s birth rate have led to rapid population ageing. Between 1965 and 2014, life expectancy jumped by 16.1 years ...
In our opinion: Family dynamics and the federal budget
Deseret News - 10/10/2015 6:00:43 AM
After World War II, there was a great rush to settle down and have children. Fertility and birth rates rose ... population of the country (those currently between the ages of 18 and 65) will decline sharply as a percent of the total population over the ...
Italy is a 'dying country' says minister as birth rate plummets
The Guardian - 2/13/2015 12:35:43 AM
Developed countries the world over are counting the ... The demographic picture varies wildly between Italy’s regions, with the autonomous northern area of Trentino-Alto Adige enjoying a total fertility rate of 1.65, higher than euro zone peer Germany.
Reality-based vs. Palestinian-based Demography
Canada Free Press - 10/12/2015 2:45:05 AM
Demonstrating the bankruptcy of Israel’s prophets of demographic doom: *In October 2015, Israel’s Jewish fertility rate is higher than in any Arab country, other than Yemen ... Israeli-born), higher than the CIA World Factbook 2015 estimate of the ...
Holding up half the sky: the plight of rural women
Philstar - 10/11/2015 5:12:25 PM
In contrast, in terms of the Gender Development Index, poor Filipinas don’t fare well at all, since the poorest 20% has double the birth rate of the national average ... the latter make up over a quarter of the total world population.