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
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 ...
What would happen if entire countries affected by Zika put off having babies?
Quartz - 6/14/2016 12:12:20 PM
The World Health Organization ... there was a slight rebound in the total fertility rate (7.6 births per woman in 1963-64 and 6.8 births per woman in 1964-65). What do these examples suggest for Latin American and Caribbean countries experiencing the ...
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 ...
Asia's Aging Population To Pressure Global Economy
Seeking Alpha - 6/22/2016 6:58:01 PM
eventually leading to higher birth rates. The country's Social Development Network has personals on their website and holds frequent matchmaking events for singles. World Bank, Major Companies See Little Reason for Optimism A report from the World Bank ...
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 ...
The myth of India’s population explosion
The Times of India Blogs - 6/22/2016 1:35:54 PM
In fact, India’s total fertility rate — a measure of the number of children ... rate of more than three children per woman. Unlike most other countries or parts of the world, India, like China, has always been a heavily populated country.
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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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 ...
Probabilistic Projections of the Total Fertility Rate for All Countries
ncbi.nlm.nih.gov - 6/21/2016 4:25:54 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 ...
Asia-Pacific IN Vitro Fertilization Services Market Is Estimated To Garner $3.5 Billion by 2020, Registering A CAGR Of 10.8%
Medgadget - 6/16/2016 4:41:58 PM
The IVF technology is fast gaining pace in the Asia Pacific region, as the infertility rates are spiraling. In addition, the rapidly rising geriatric population is a major concern for countries with below average birth ... of the total number of IVF ...
Non -Life Insurance Sector Buoyant Share in the Insurance Industry Albania : Ken Research
ibcworldnews.com - 6/16/2016 6:47:50 AM
The share of life insurance was very low accounting for one tenth share of the total insurance ... The country’s population decreased from 3.06 million in 2001 to 2.88 million in 2016 due to increased emigration and falling fertility rate which further ...
10 Countries With the Largest Projected Population Growth: American Exceptionalism
The Huffington Post - 1/31/2012 6:38:53 AM
Data from the OECD is readily available online and makes for a great data source for cross-country comparisons. Population projections and total fertility rates for this article came from the World Population Prospects 2010. GDP per capita estimates were ...
Check Out The 20 Least Fertile Countries In Europe
The Business Insider - 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 ...
Underpopulation: Muslim World Faces Devastating Fertility Decline
Life News - 7/5/2012 5:06:56 AM
New York, NY (CFAM/LifeNews) — Fertility rates of Muslim populations around the world have almost ... Out of the ten biggest declines in total fertility rates in the post-war era “six have occurred in Muslim-majority countries” say Eberstadt and ...