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
World Population 9.6 Billion By 2050
Medical News Today - 6/15/2013 6:53:11 AM
Fertility rates across the world - the darker the color the ... The report projects that in the period 2045-2050, global life expectancy will reach 76 years and in 2095-2100 it will reach 82 years. Towards the end of this century people will ...
Asia's low fertility rate opens opportunities in IVF market
FOX News - 6/14/2013 7:37:19 AM
A looming crisis in Asia as women delay giving birth, leading to low fertility rates that have dire implications for economic growth, is opening huge opportunities for the fast-growing in-vitro fertilization (IVF) industry. The successful debut ...
Invest in Fertility Decline to Boost Development in Pakistan
The World Bank Group - 6/14/2013 6:11:25 AM
Pakistan is the sixth most populous country in the world. At current population planning efforts, it is expected to be 342 million by 2050. Fertility rates remain well above most other countries in South Asia. There is great demand for ...
India will be world's largest country by 2028
Rediff - 6/14/2013 7:15:50 AM
"Although population growth has slowed for the world as a whole, this report reminds us that some developing countries, especially in Africa ... Wilmoth added that changes in fertility rates over the next few decades could have major consequence for ...
India to be world’s most populous country by 2028
Updated News - 6/14/2013 2:25:20 PM
India looks set to overtake China as the world’s most populous country from 2028 ... in its projection for total global population in 2050 is largely new information on fertility levels in certain high birth rate countries.
India to be world’s most populous country by 2028: UN
The Daily Star - 6/14/2013 9:49:09 PM
That is a faster rate of growth than previously estimated. The population growth will be mainly in developing countries, particularly in Africa, the UN says. The world’s 49 least developed countries are projected to double in size from around 900 million ...
World population set to soar
Japan Times - 6/15/2013 3:28:34 PM
India’s population is expected to surpass China’s around 2028 ... Life expectancy at birth for the world as a whole rose from 47 years from 1950-55 to 69 years from 2005-2010. It is projected to reach 76 years from 2045-2050 and 82 years ...
Bangladesh now a low fertility country
The Daily Star - 6/19/2013 4:25:16 AM
Outgoing UNFPA representative Arthur Erken commended Bangladesh’s achievement in reducing population growth through a proactive family planning programme focused on grassroots levels. The pro-poor family planning programme had made Bangladesh “a low ...
UN: World population to reach 8.1 billion in 2025
San Francisco Gate - 6/13/2013 4:56:51 PM
leading to a reduction in population growth rates in much of the developing world. In contrast, many European and eastern Asia countries have very low fertility levels. "As a result, these populations are aging rapidly and face challenges in providing care ...
The Dangers of a Changing World
CNS News - 6/18/2013 9:01:27 PM
Lately the media has been trumpeting the dismal fertility rate in America and the world. Many nations have fallen below the rate of birth to sustain the native population and America is dangerously close to that predicament and some have literally reached ...
United Nations: World Population to Hit 11bn by End of Century
International Business Times - 6/13/2013 3:09:28 PM
The world population will reach 11 billion by the end of the century - 800 million more people than previous estimates had forecast. A report by the United Nations said the figure was adjusted because fertility rates in Africa had not fallen as ...
The UN Forecasts Population of India to Surpass China by 2028
daynews.com - 6/17/2013 1:45:59 PM
The UN clarified that the new and higher projections is influenced by new data on fertility levels in countries with high birth rate. Population projections for India and China The World Population Prospects report also predicted that both China and India ...
UN: India to be world's most populous country by 2028
ModernGhana - 6/14/2013 8:30:24 PM
India looks set to overtake China as the world's most populous country from 2028 ... the increase in its projection is largely new information on fertility levels in certain high birth rate countries. Large developing countries, such as China, India ...
Press Conference by Population Director on Revised World Population Prospects
UN News Centre - 6/13/2013 6:44:13 PM
That had led to a reduction in the population growth rate in much of the developing world. At the same time, he said, many countries of Europe, East Asia, and elsewhere now had very low levels of fertility, well below their “replacement level” of ...
Fertility in Africa could push world population over 11 billion
News.Mongabay - 6/13/2013 5:18:19 PM
The authors employed new data on Africa's demographics ... The Blueprint: Averting Global Collapse (01/10/2013) Global strategist, trained educator, and international lecturer Daniel Rirdan set out to create a plan addressing the future of ...