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
Islamist fighters drawn from half the world's countries, says UN
theguardian.com - 5/27/2015 11:26:39 AM
Report says there are more than 25,000 ‘foreign terrorist fighters’ from 100 countries in jihadi conflicts, who pose an ‘immediate and long-term threat’ More than half the countries in the world ... total may be more than 30,000. “The rate ...
Aided by the Sea, Israel Overcomes an Old Foe: Drought
New York Times - 5/30/2015 3:23:29 AM
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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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Venezuela, Russian oil company ink $14B deal to double country's output
Latino FOX News - 5/29/2015 8:28:19 PM
In emailed comments to Reuters, a Rosneft spokesperson clarified that the $14 billion dollars was the total amount of investments that company will have invested in Venezuela during its current and future projects in the country ... rates, isolation on the ...
Madhya Pradesh struggling to match country's total fertility rate
Times of India - 5/30/2012 12:56:08 AM
BHOPAL: When states like Rajasthan, Kerala and Punjab succeeded in controlling the total fertility rate (TFR - the average number of children expected to be born per woman during her reproductive years), Madhya Pradesh continues its struggle to match the ...
A New Global Divide: More Than Half of the World's Population Lives in Countries That Are Falling Behind in Sustainable Development
Financial Content - 5/27/2015 6:57:38 PM
In total ... of a country growing at a rate of less than 1 percent per year. Douglas Beal, a partner who leads BCG's global economic-development work in the firm's Public Sector practice and a coauthor of the report, noted: "As the world finally emerges ...
Russia's Total Fertility Rate Is Rapidly Converging With America's
Forbes - 8/17/2014 11:57:28 PM
In the long term any country’s demographic trajectory is ultimately reliant on its Total Fertility Rate (TFR) the number of children born ... low TFR it can have the best healthcare in the entire world and nothing will prevent its population from collapsing.
Star managers battered by rocky ride in yields, currencies
Win 98.5 - 5/28/2015 1:09:51 AM
Pimco's flagship Total Return Fund, which lost its crown as the biggest bond fund in the world in April, had been lagging its peer ... U.S. Federal Reserve was preparing markets for an interest-rate hiking cycle and that other central banks were embarking ...
Migrant worker deaths in Qatar skyrocket ahead of World Cup
Death And Taxes - 5/28/2015 8:22:20 PM
The most recent and visible potential example of such corruption is the decision to award Qatar as the location for the 2022 World Cup. As noted by the Washington Post, the country ... at a rate of one every two days. In 2012 and 2013, the total number ...
Mortality Rate on the Rise, Health Minister Says
The Moscow Times - 5/28/2015 2:10:07 PM
Explaining that mortality rates are on the rise in a majority of Russian regions, the country's top health official pointed a finger at the World Health Organization ... Federal State Statistics Service. A total of 507,000 people died in the first three ...
How low fertility rates, demographic change affect Europe
Technician Online - 1/11/2015 11:26:17 PM
the total fertility rate has fallen more than 50 percent, to 1.48 children per female, which is one of the world’s lowest birth rate. The low birth rate and the rapid aging of population threaten the labor force and the economy. Countries such as Spain ...
World Outdoor Advertising Industry
Market Watch - 5/28/2015 6:46:18 AM
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What countries are driving most of the growth of the Internet sector?
Investopedia - 5/29/2015 4:32:05 PM
The countries ... users in the world, with a total of 1.3 billion users and rising. The Internet sector is not expected to experience any more dramatic growth in such areas as North America and Europe, with the former having a penetration rate of more ...
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 ... note that already more than half the world's population lives in aging countries where the fertility rate is less than 2.1 children per woman—the rate required to replace ...
Korea's Total Fertility Rate Still Near the Bottom of the World
CHOSUNILBO - 11/17/2011 12:44:01 AM
Korea's total fertility rate ranks 217th among 222 countries this year with a mere 1.23 babies per woman, according to the 2011 CIA World Factbook quoted by the Korea Development Institute on Wednesday. The fertility rate is the average number of children ...