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
Inside the world's most fragile country
The Business Insider - 6/29/2016 12:51:48 PM
And according to the CIA World Factbook, Somalia has the third-highest infant-mortality rate and maternal-mortality rate, and total life expectancy is estimated to be only 51.96 years at birth. The country is also hosting a small number of Yemeni refugees ...
What five Sahel countries learned from Bangladesh about strengthening population policies
The World Bank - 6/22/2016 11:58:40 PM
The knowledge exchange was part of the World Bank’s Sahel Women’s Empowerment and Demographic Dividend Project. The Sahel countries wanted to learn ... that helped Bangladesh reduce the total fertility rate from 6.3 to 2.3 births per woman and ...
Japan tackles low birth rate by offering public funds to freeze women’s eggs
RT - 6/17/2016 7:58:14 AM
In what is likely a world first for the use ... 34 who can pay 20 percent of the total cost, which averages between 500,000 to 600,000 yen ($4,700 to $5,700). Urayasu Mayor Hideaki Matsuzaki called the low birth rate a national problem: “In general ...
India among 5 countries that will see high under-5 deaths: UN
Economic Times - 6/28/2016 7:55:20 PM
The State of the ... rate will be around 161 deaths per 100,000 live births -- still five times the level for high-income countries in 1990. It said pneumonia will remain the second biggest killer of children under the age of five and preterm birth ...
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 ...
India, Pakistan among countries that will see most under-5 deaths
Firstpost - 6/28/2016 3:30:28 PM
The State of the World ... rate will be around 161 deaths per 100,000 live births—still five times the level for high-income countries in 1990. It said pneumonia will remain the second biggest killer of children under the age of five and preterm birth ...
Cost of poor child growth in developing world: $177 billion in lost wages for children born each year
Eurek Alert - 6/29/2016 8:01:18 PM
Early life growth faltering results from a large number of risk factors such as poor nutrition, prematurity, low breastfeeding rates ... Appendix: Total career losses per birth cohort due to early life growth faltering in developing countries Country ...
Cost of Poor Child Growth in Developing World: $177B in Lost Wages for Children Born Each Year
ReliefWeb - 6/29/2016 9:48:40 PM
Canadian Government-funded Harvard study also estimates poor child growth results in children losing out on 69 million years of educational attainment per birth ... the world is missing out on - about half a percentage point of GDP of these countries!
10 Extreme Ways Countries Have Tried To Control Birthrates
listverse.com - 6/23/2016 7:08:10 AM
The campaign proved to be disastrous, resulting in hundreds of thousands of children being abandoned at birth and put into orphanages. Convinced that the way to become a world ... the death rate to an equally high level, leaving the country with a ...
Abortion Rates Rising in Zika-Affected Countries, Study Shows
Go Daddy - 6/27/2016 5:30:22 AM
State health officials say the woman's husband had traveled to a country ... the world". Since no Zika vaccine has been approved, some infectious disease specialists think that delaying or avoiding pregnancies is the only safe way to avoid giving birth ...
Slumping Fertility Rates in Developing Countries Spark Labor Worries
The Wall Street Journal - 3/18/2014 11:58:46 PM
Demographers such as Michael Teitelbaum at Harvard Law School and Jay Winter, a history professor at Yale University, note that already more than half the world's population lives in aging countries ... show that total fertility rates can be very difficult ...
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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Probabilistic Projections of the Total Fertility Rate for All Countries
ncbi.nlm.nih.gov - 6/27/2016 12:58:21 AM
We describe a Bayesian projection model to produce country-specific projections of the total fertility rate (TFR) for all countries ... Markov chain Monte Carlo, United Nations World Population Prospects Based on projections of fertility, mortality ...
World Refugee Day: Five human influxes that have shaped India
The Indian Express - 6/20/2016 3:08:20 AM
The birth of the country itself occurred in the midst one of the biggest such crises the world has seen. However ... by disturbances and conflicts occurring at an unprecedented rate between locals and refugees, as the newly formed government struggled ...