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
‘Pakistan has higher-than-average population growth rate in South Asia’
Daily Times - 10/30/2014 5:29:03 PM
Pakistan is among those developing countries where population growth is fairly high. According to new Pakistan Economic Survey 2013-14, at present it is the sixth most populous country in the world with ... higher growth rate is high fertility rate.
Recent Research Study Projects “5 billion more People on the Earth by 2100” Which Could Cause Catastrophic Resource Scarcity
theafricom.com - 10/30/2014 8:53:39 AM
The CDC report has clarified, that fertility rates have declined in developing countries during the preceding 30 years ... interestingly about half of the world’s population currently occupies a coastal strip 200 kilometers wide, which means that ...
Did Russia Really Boost Its Birthrate by Promising New Mothers Prize Money and Refrigerators?
Slate - 10/13/2014 6:32:10 PM
... with worries about population decline—birthrates are falling below the replacement fertility rate in nearly every industrialized country in the world. Russia, though, has faced a significantly more dramatic demographic bust than most places. Thanks ...
Danish Schools to Encourage Students to Have Babies as Birth Rate Plummets
Breitbart News - 10/29/2014 9:37:47 AM
Although the total population is continuing to rise, this is because of significant immigration inflating figures, and expensive fertility treatment ... Denmark isn’t the only country facing a declining birth rate, although approaches to the problem ...
Children Are Below Poverty Line Even In World’s Affluent Countries – UNICEF
International Business Times - 10/30/2014 10:26:43 AM
Even the children living in the world's most affluent of countries are sunk below in the poverty line since 2008, a report from UNICEF found. A total of 2.6 million children ... UNICEF warns that with the high rate of unemployment among young people ...
Cuba tries to drive up fertility amid birth rate decline with financial incentives, fertility centers
Northwest Herald - 10/29/2014 11:39:29 AM
The country's ... a child into the world," said Maria Isabel de Armas, a childless 31-year-old unemployed waitress. Cuba has long prided itself on care of pregnant women and newborns, and officials often boast of an infant mortality rate lower than that ...
Can 11 billion people survive on this planet? (Wait, 11 billion?)
Seattle Post Intelligencer - 10/4/2014 11:57:48 PM
That’s 11 billion people total, according to a new study by ... According to the study, world population projections are based on life expectancy and fertility rates. If either changes, the projections shift. Africa has some of the highest fertility ...
Innovative Fertility Research with Next Generation Sequencing to Support Higher IVF Success Rates and Fewer Miscarriages
Yahoo Finance - 10/29/2014 12:51:04 PM
... center in the world to have developed a system of unprecedented accuracy, fully validated through years of rigorous clinical research. The fertility experts at RMANJ have among the highest IVF success rates in the country. Since 1999, they have ...
WHO: Ebola Death Toll May be 15K, Not 5K
Daily Beast - 10/23/2014 10:27:51 AM
The World Health Organization said the actual global ... Considering the death rate for Ebola is about 70 percent in these countries, the total casualties would hit about 15,000. Ebola has been successfully contained in Nigeria and Senegal, but it appears ...
World Bank pledges $100m to send health workers to Ebola-hit countries
theguardian.com - 10/30/2014 1:25:40 PM
The new funds, which take the World Bank’s total Ebola contribution so far to $500m, will help set up a coordination hub with the three countries’ governments, the World Health Organiation, the UN’s main Ebola coordination centre in Ghana and other ...
Israel has the 4th highest child poverty rate among developed nations, UNICEF
Ya Libnan - 10/29/2014 7:24:46 PM
bringing the total number of children in the developed world living in poverty to some 76.5 million. According to the findings, in 2013 Israel had a poverty rate of 35.6% after Spain, Latvia, and Greece – three countries that were hard hit by the 2008 ...
Why the World Doesn’t ‘Make in India’
The Diplomat - 9/27/2014 2:19:07 PM
With those words, Modi was trying to make the case for turning India into the world’s next great manufacturing ... the decade to 2011 – and (despite falling fertility rates) a rise of nearly 50% in the total number of inhabitants is unavoidable.”
World Bank rates Nigeria high, 34 others in Doing Business report
en.starafrica.com - 10/30/2014 10:41:02 AM
The World Bank has rated Nigeria and 34 other countries in sub-Sahara Africa high in its assessment ... at least one reform that makes it easier to do business – 75 reforms in total,” the World Bank said on Wednesday. It explained that Nigeria alone ...
NYC Subway Named The Safest In The World For Women
The Business Insider - 10/29/2014 10:52:22 PM
Partnering with internet research firm YouGov, the nonprofit performed an Internet survey of women in the country's largest capitals in the world -- plus New York. Sixteen cities were examined in total ... cities claimed a high rate of verbal and physical ...
19 Countries Where The Gender Gap Is Smaller Than In The U.S.
The Huffington Post - 10/29/2014 2:52:45 PM
The United States has made modest progress on gender equality since last year, according to the World Economic Forum's ... male life expectancy and mortality rates. The report assigns countries a score between 0 (total inequality) and 1 (total equality ...