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
S. Korea's fertility rate is among lowest in world
THE KOREA TIMES - 3/20/2017 2:05:15 PM
South Korea's total fertility rate -- the average number of children a woman bears in her lifetime -- stood at 1.25 in 2016, according to the CIA World Factbook. South Korea was ranked 220th out of 224 countries in the world in the category of birthrate.
Korea's fertility rate lowest in OECD
m.koreatimes.co.kr - 3/20/2017 5:44:11 AM
according to The World Factbook of the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency. Korea’s total fertility rate stood at 1.25 last year, putting it 220th out of 224 countries on the list. Total fertility rate refers to the average number of children that would be ...
Fertility Rate is Collapsing in Many Unexpected Countries
Value Walk - 9/4/2013 8:16:04 AM
I write about this every now and then, because the human fertility rate is falling faster then most demographers expect. Using the CIA Factbook for data, the present total fertility rate for the world is ... the satellite countries of the former Soviet ...
Graph of the day 3. Turkish and Kurdish fertility
rwer.wordpress.com - 3/21/2017 12:16:42 PM
I made this graph (in fact: map) because of remarks by Erdogan, the Turkish president, that Turkish women in Europe should get more children: 5 instead of 3: wasn’t the birth rate (total fertility ... is as low as in countries like Italy, Spain ...
LCQ15: measures to encourage childbearing
foreignaffairs.co.nz - 3/29/2017 10:27:00 AM
The total fertility rate of Hong Kong in the past year ranked the fourth lowest among 224 countries and regions in the world. In respect of measures to encourage childbearing, will the Government inform this Council: (1) given that the municipal ...
Wanted Versus Total Fertility Rates In The Developing World
worldatlas.com - 8/7/2016 11:54:13 PM
Regions of the Globe With Higher Rates of Fertility Countries which are in Africa and Middle East have 70% to 100% higher rate of fertility than the other continents and are still in the mode of polygamy. Children who are raised in those countries suffer ...
Crude Birth Rate and Total Fertility Rate for the World and Major Regions
yourarticlelibrary.com - 3/22/2017 7:22:01 AM
the less developed countries are characterized by still very high birth rates. In the year 2003, the world average birth rate was estimated to be 22 per thousand. Total fertility rate (TFR) for the world works out to be 2.8 children per woman. On an ...
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
Embed Species of Exit: Israel
evolutionistx.wordpress.com - 3/24/2017 9:35:39 AM
Their people are literate and healthy, they have a per capita GDP of 36.5k, (33rd in the world,) and ... irrelevant countries you don’t actually care about like Vietnam.) 2. Like I said, Israelis have above-replacement total fertility–meaning that ...
Niger is world's youngest country and has highest fertility rate
africanews.com - 8/17/2016 8:14:46 PM
Niger has been ranked the world’s youngest country with half of its population under the ... half of its population over the age of 52.4. Singapore has the lowest total fertility rate of only 0.82 children per woman. The International Data Base is ...
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 ...
Probabilistic Projections of the Total Fertility Rate for All Countries
ncbi.nlm.nih.gov - 1/18/2017 4:29:11 PM
The total fertility rate (TFR) is one of the key components in population ... The main organizations that have produced population projections for all or most of the world’s countries are the United Nations, the World Bank (Bos et al.
Fertility Rates-Differences Within Countries
geographyeducation.org - 8/23/2016 11:13:46 PM
... in mind is that there can be considerable heterogeneity within countries, which are hidden in the mean fertility which were discussed in this entry. The mean Total Fertility Rate for India in 2010 was 2.8 (UN Data): But this average hides the fact ...
Make Boomsa for the Motherland!
Slate - 4/25/2013 7:25:02 AM
By 1975, every Western First World nation was below the replacement rate ... Vladimir Putin’s love benches are just the start of the wacky stuff. In South Korea (total fertility rate: 1.24) the country’s Ministry of Health decided to encourage people ...
Check Out The 20 Least Fertile Countries In Europe
businessinsider.com - 10/31/2011 9:28:15 PM
As the world's population hits 7 billion, Europe's population is becoming older. Looking at a list of total fertility rates for every country reveals a cluster of European nations near the bottom. Total fertility rate, as a statistic, measures the amount ...