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
Striving for Sustainability at 10 Billion: The 2016 World Population Data Sheet
www.newsecuritybeat.org - 9/14/2016 4:03:50 AM
The top 10 country fertility rates in the world are all in Africa ... Africa alone will account for more than half (54 percent) of the total projected population increase by 2050, while Asia will kick in 34 percent. The combined population of the 48 ...
Total Fertility Rate Impacts a Country's Population
geography.about.com - 9/21/2016 7:44:36 AM
... States is just below replacement value at 2.09 and the total fertility rate for the world is 2.59, down from 2.8 in 2002 and 5.0 in 1965. China's one-child policy definitely shows in the country's total low fertility rate of 1.75. Different cultural ...
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 ...
There’s a new ranking of the healthiest countries. How is yours doing?
weforum.org - 9/23/2016 6:40:47 PM
Using the Global Burden of Diseases, Injuries and Risk Factors Study 2015, the research examines health in countries around the world to create a global ... in the population over 15, and total fertility rate. The correlation between the two is clear.
Reality check: How are countries taking care of their ageing populations?
OpEdNews - 9/19/2016 4:22:22 PM
As fertility rates decline and life expectancy increases ... but also one of the healthiest and wealthiest countries, with the highest healthy life expectancy in the world. However, Takemi cautioned that as future costs of long term care benefits and ...
Niger is world's youngest country and has highest fertility rate
africanews.com - 8/17/2016 8:14:46 PM
Niger has been ranked the world’s youngest country with half of its population under the ... half of its population over the age of 52.4. Singapore has the lowest total fertility rate of only 0.82 children per woman. The International Data Base is ...
World Bank: Agriculture Aiding Uganda in Poverty Reduction
footprint2africa.com - 9/21/2016 8:49:01 AM
According to the latest World ... fertility rates have increased the dependency ratio and slowed consumption growth among poor households in Uganda by 15 to 20 per cent and have limited the participation of women in the economic development of the country.
Crude Birth Rate and Total Fertility Rate for the World and Major Regions
yourarticlelibrary.com - 9/10/2016 3:07:08 PM
the less developed countries are characterized by still very high birth rates. In the year 2003, the world average birth rate was estimated to be 22 per thousand. Total fertility rate (TFR) for the world works out to be 2.8 children per woman. On an ...
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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Countries with the highest fertility rates 2015
statista.com - 9/21/2016 11:40:49 AM
High fertility rates in Africa With a fertility rate of almost 7 children per woman, Niger is the country with the highest fertility rate in the world followed by Mali. The total population ... top 10 countries with the highest fertility rates are in ...
List of Countries and Territories by Fertility Rate
amren.com - 6/22/2010 11:59:50 PM
The UN TFR Ranking is a list of countries by total fertility rate (TFR): the expected number of children born per woman in her child-bearing years. Figures are from the 2006 revision of the United Nations World Population Prospects report, for the period ...
India accounts for 15% of world’s maternal deaths: Report
Live Mint - 9/18/2016 4:23:33 PM
The major challenge faced by India is lack of accurate information about births and deaths, particularly when women give birth at home. Photo: iStockphoto New Delhi: One-third of the total deaths ... only 5% of the world’s countries accounted for over ...
Malaria, hygiene "lower" India's world health ranking to 143rd position, worst among BRICS nations: Top study
Counterview - 9/23/2016 12:21:24 PM
A Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation-sponsored study has ranked India 143rd among 188 countries across the globe in health ... educational attainment, and total fertility rate) and each of the health-related SDG indicators and indices.
Australia, world's second most expensive place to give birth: study
english.sina.com - 9/16/2016 3:18:31 AM
16 (Xinhua) -- Australia is the second most expensive place in the world ... rate of women over 35 giving birth (23 percent) compared to nearly 35 percent in Spain. Older Australian mums accounted for 40 percent of the total maternal deaths across the country.
Make Boomsa for the Motherland!
Slate - 4/25/2013 7:25:02 AM
By 1975, every Western First World nation was below the replacement rate ... Vladimir Putin’s love benches are just the start of the wacky stuff. In South Korea (total fertility rate: 1.24) the country’s Ministry of Health decided to encourage people ...