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
Here's how fertility rates in the 10 biggest countries are expected to change by 2050
Yahoo Finance - 8/31/2015 7:26:56 PM
Here, we consider how many children women will have in the future. A key component of demographic projection is forecasting fertility rates in different countries around the world, and the UN has published their fertility estimates on their website.
Census Bureau: World Population Clock Updated with New Features
Financial Content - 9/3/2015 11:45:15 AM
3, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Census Bureau recently updated its popular World Population ... foreign countries using statistics from the International Data Base — total population, growth rate percent, life expectancy at birth and infant ...
Trees Are Disappearing From The World At An Alarming Rate
Think Progress - 9/2/2015 9:59:04 AM
Some tropical countries saw an “alarming” surge of tree cover loss in 2014, according to a new report. The report, published Wednesday by the World Resources Institute ... for more than half of that total. Tropical countries alone, the report found ...
El Salvador sets new grim milestone: 911 homicides make August the country's deadliest month
FOX News - 9/2/2015 9:19:06 PM
SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador – El Salvador has hit yet another grisly milestone: A record murder rate in August ... El Salvador is one of the world's deadliest nations. The country has already surpassed last year's murder total of 3,942, with 4,246 killings ...
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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The future is gray for the developed world
Japan Times - 9/1/2015 10:43:12 AM
Iran, still categorized as young, is another contender for the title of fastest-aging country. Aging is a product of rising life expectancies and falling fertility rates. The speed of the decline in fertility rates has been dramatic around the world ...
Warning Bell for Developed Countries: Declining Birth Rates
Forbes - 4/20/2012 9:57:30 AM
... 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 ...
UK loses out to America as the ‘most entrepreneurial’ country in the world
smeinsider.com - 9/3/2015 3:34:19 PM
In total 4,140 business owners, founders or senior executives within companies with up to 50 employees were asked a series of questions during the study, as Hiscox aimed to find the world’s most entrepreneurial country ... in the rate of new product ...
Nepal’s population to rise to 36 million by 2050
Himalayan Times - 9/3/2015 2:19:45 AM
Nepal’s population has risen to 28 million, according to a World Population Data Sheet released by the Population Reference Bureau, which also projects that the total ... the country’s population count at 26.5 million with the annual growth rate ...
Dropout rate 40% in conflict areas
Casa Grande Valley Newspaper - 9/3/2015 1:15:19 AM
AMMAN, Jordan — Forty percent of children from five conflict-scarred Middle Eastern countries are not attending ... Libya and Sudan are not in school, out of a total of 34 million, UNICEF said. The dropout rate could increase to 50 percent in coming ...
Scientists discover that the world contains dramatically more trees than previously thought
Washington Post - 9/3/2015 1:58:16 AM
Even though the study has dramatically increased our estimate of how many trees there are on the planet, it does not in any way change our understanding of the current rates of deforestation ... list of the countries of the world, their population sizes ...
World economic woes hit home
High Plains Journal - 9/3/2015 5:11:33 AM
Our balance sheets can’t keep imploding at this rate without some readjustment in the cost side ... pork and poultry exports as a percent of the world total, everything is starting to turn down,” he said, again blaming the dollar.
Zahid: Statistics show gov’t serious in fighting graft
freemalaysiatoday.com - 9/4/2015 1:28:27 AM
He said the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission’s (MACC) conviction rate had soared from 54 per cent ... recommendations for best practices in a total of 23 areas, the highest number out of all countries reviewed”. These included the absence of ...
Post-World Championships reflections
Jamaica Observer - 9/3/2015 7:34:43 AM
THE spectacular performance of our athletes, at the recently concluded International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) World Championships ... in particular, is a country on a mission. At the present growth rate, the size of the economy is ...
Local globetrotter approaching goal of 200 countries
Chilliwack Times - 9/3/2015 4:31:35 PM
Back then she had visited all seven continents, including Antarctica, but had just begun on her numerical tackling of the world’s nations ... by the UN bringing the total to 201. Then, if you add places recognized by some countries, such as Palestine ...