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
Workforce to shrink as baby boomers retire, birth rates fall
GOPUSA - 6/29/2015 6:44:08 AM
Google hires people "right out of school, but we also hire many people who are relocating within the country, as well as internationally ... of the U.S. and other parts of the world." Encouraging signs The birth rate is climbing nationally and in ...
Warning Bell for Developed Countries: Declining Birth Rates
Forbes - 4/20/2012 9:57:30 AM
The replacement rate–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 ...
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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What Greece’s crisis will mean for the world economy
Washington Post - 6/29/2015 2:19:17 AM
Whatever happens to Greece, the fallout for the rest of Europe and the world economy will probably be modest ... about 1.8 percent of the entire euro zone (the 19 countries using the euro), according to Jacob Kirkegaard of the Peterson Institute.
Cuba looks to spur higher birth rates, reverse aging population
Latino FOX News - 6/25/2015 4:07:14 PM
The island's Population and Development Studies Center, or CEPDE, says the economic and social challenges the country faces due to its aging population are mainly related to the country's low birth rate ... said there is "total" acceptance on the island ...
Cricket World Cup brought huge financial windfall for hosts Australia and New Zealand
brandonsun.com - 6/29/2015 9:17:27 PM
MELBOURNE, Australia - The Cricket World Cup generated more than 1 billion ... of 8,320 full-time jobs and attracted 145,000 visitors to the countries solely to watch cricket. It said total attendance at tournament matches was 1,016,420, including 93,013 ...
World Cabinets Market
The Street - 6/29/2015 1:53:38 PM
NEW YORK, June 29, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- World demand ... one-third of the global total. It will also register the fastest regional growth, at 7.3 percent per annum through 2018, spurred by rapid demand growth in developing countries, primarily China ...
A Divided Country Under Kennedy’s Constitution
The American Conservative - 6/30/2015 12:02:05 AM
First, there is the total purge of the nation’s birth faith, Christianity ... between these milestones of social progress and the 40 percent illegitimacy rate nationwide, or the 50 percent rate among Hispanic-Americans, or the 72 percent rate among ...
Italy is a 'dying country' says minister as birth rate plummets
theguardian.com - 2/13/2015 12:35:43 AM
The number of babies born to both natives and foreigners living in Italy dropped as immigration, which used to support the overall birth rate, tumbled to its lowest ... added the minister. Developed countries the world over are counting the costs of ...
Slumping Fertility Rates in Developing Countries Spark Labor Worries
Wall Street Journal - 3/18/2014 11:58:46 PM
BAAN TAM TA KEM, Thailand—Slumping fertility rates aren't just a problem for wealthy countries anymore. Birthrates have fallen in Thailand in recent years, making it one of the poorest countries facing the prospect of shrinking labor pools and an aging ...
List of world's top ten steel producers in May 2015
Shanghai Metals Market - 6/29/2015 9:00:09 AM
SEATTLE (Scrap Monster): According to latest statistics ... the world crude steel output by 65 countries reporting to the Association totaled 139.308 Million tonnes during May this year. These 65 countries accounted for approximately 98% of the total ...
Researchers develop world's first prognosis scoring system for life expectancy of patients in hospitals
News-Medical - 6/29/2015 4:06:39 AM
Researchers at the MedUni Vienna's University Department of Anaesthetics, General Intensive Care Medicine and Pain Therapy, the University Department of Internal Medicine III and the Centre for Medical Statistics ... and a total of 32 European countries ...
Protecting the world's children from climate change
The Huffington Post - 6/29/2015 9:28:47 AM
One is to try to reduce the rate at which our planet is heating ... to reduce the health impacts of air pollution. The world needs more energy, particularly in poor countries where mothers still give birth in health-care facilities with no electricity ...
The Financial Fiasco of the 2022 Qatar World Cup
Investopedia - 6/29/2015 3:48:10 PM
Some estimates indicate that the Qatar World Cup will cost more than $200 billion, which is higher by several degrees of magnitude than prior World Cups in South Africa and Brazil. Qatar is one of the wealthiest countries ... died at the rate of one ...
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This is especially true as Vanguard FTSE All-World ... interest rate rise, which might weaken the U.S. dollar and attract more foreign inflows, raising demand for the equities in these nations. Given this, we have highlighted the top country in terms ...