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
Population rate expected to drop post 2020
BORNEO POST online - 5/25/2015 4:36:50 PM
KUALA LUMPUR: The population growth rate in the country is expected to reduce following the drop in total fertility rate (KKJ) from 2.1 to 1.91 children for the period 2020 to 2035. Women, Family and Community Development Datuk Seri Rohani Abdul Karim said ...
Ghana must improve contraceptive growth rates – Philomena Nyarko
Spy Ghana - 5/23/2015 1:47:24 PM
Dr Philomena Nyarko, Government Statistician has expressed the need for Ghana to do more to improve contraceptive growth rates (CPR), in light of the increase in total fertility rates ... has implications for a country’s development thus the need ...
Ghana gearing up to improve contraceptive growth rate
Ghana News Agency - 5/23/2015 6:33:44 PM
Accra, May 23, GNA - Dr Philomena Nyarko, Government Statistician has expressed the need for Ghana to do more to improve contraceptive growth rates (CPR), in light of the increase in total fertility rates ... implications for a country’s development ...
Niger: World Bank Supports Increased Access to Reproductive Health and Nutrition Services for Women and Children in Niger
AllAfrica - 5/21/2015 11:58:14 PM
Washington — The World Bank Group's Board of Executive Directors ... is higher than in most other countries in Sub-Saharan Africa. Niger's fertility rate (now at 7.6 children per woman) has increased over the past five years and is the highest in the ...
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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Dawn - 5/25/2015 1:42:03 AM
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Loan recovery eludes India's banks, even as growth rate beats China
Daijiworld - 5/25/2015 4:41:00 AM
Mumbai, May 25 (Zee News): A recovery in India`s credit growth could elude the country`s banks until early 2016, despite an economy that in the first three months of this year is expected to have outpaced China. A 12.6 percent growth rate in lending in the ...
5 Questions Heading Into Women's College World Series
ESPN - 5/25/2015 4:26:41 AM
Samantha Findlay will always be the slugger whose home run delivered Michigan -- and an entire segment of the country east ... 15 percent of the total home runs allowed all season by the Tide. Michigan will be trying to win a World Series opener for ...
Ireland becomes first country to leagalise same-sex marriage by popular vote
Daily News and Analysis - 5/23/2015 11:52:52 AM
The total turnout was 60.5% Irish voters backed same-sex marriage by a landslide in a referendum marking a dramatic social shift in the traditionally Catholic country ... and every LGBT young person in the world." Health Minister Leo Varadkar, who revealed ...
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 ...
World Bank: Gaza facing 'dangerous fiscal crisis'
YNET News - 5/22/2015 5:41:50 AM
The World Bank ... of neighboring countries, ways have to be found to drastically improve access to construction materials in Gaza," the report said. Israel controls two of the three land crossings into Gaza and maintains a total air and sea blockade ...
World Bank Updated Forecast Predicts 2016-17 Kazakh Economic Growth Recovery
astanatimes.com - 5/22/2015 3:35:58 PM
ASTANA –The spring 2015 edition of the biannual Kazakhstan Economic Update of the World Bank titled “Kazakhstan – Low Oil Prices; an Opportunity to Reform” forecasts a positive economic scenario for the country ... a more solid rate of 3.9. To ...
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Economic Times - 5/24/2015 5:39:27 AM
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World Bank IMF UNDP and Diplomatic Reps Tour Sicomines Project to Observe Progress of the DRCs First Infrastructure-For-Minerals Partnership Mines
MENAFN - 5/25/2015 8:15:45 AM
of Congo (DRC) May 21 2015/African Press Organization (APO)/ -- From May 16-17 members of the World ... the country including reforms in key industrial and commercial sectors. Our nation's infrastructure is being rebuilt at an unprecedented rate with ...
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 ...