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
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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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Increase of Turkey’s birth rate in 2014
Turkish Weekly - 4/17/2015 4:38:57 PM
boasting the highest total fertility rate in the country. The 25-29 age group has the highest fertility rate in Turkey, data shows. The average number of live births was 135 per 1,000 women in the 25-29 age group in 2014. The largest increase in the number ...
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NPR News - 4/2/2015 2:47:53 PM
Islam will supplant Judaism as the second-most popular religion in the U.S. India will displace Indonesia as the home of the world's largest Muslim population, even as the country retains ... is the wide range of fertility rates, with only Christians ...
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