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
Greece crisis: IMF warns country would need $40 billion more if growth slows
Firstpost - 7/3/2015 8:55:24 AM
The report was made based on assessments last week, before Greek banks have been closed and the country had defaulted on an IMF repayment ... in European funding from total additional financing needs of 50 billion euros due to policy slippages and ...
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 ...
Stats That Could Win Or Lose The Women's World Cup Final
ESPN - 7/5/2015 3:05:15 PM
The United States can be the first country to win three Women's World Cup titles, while defending champion Japan can be the second country to win consecutive titles. Here's a closer look at some of the important statistics ... and only 21 total shots ...
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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After 70 Years, World’s Jewish Population Finally Almost at Pre-Holocaust Levels
worldreligionnews.com - 7/3/2015 12:20:00 AM
Israel has the largest population of Jews. Approximately 6.1 million Jews live in Israel, and the fertility rate in the country is among the highest in the developed world. Some 5.7 million Jews live in the United States making up an estimated 1.9 percent ...
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 wealthy countries anymore. Birthrates have fallen in Thailand in recent years, making it one of the poorest countries facing the prospect of shrinking labor pools and an aging ...
World War I Fast Facts
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Italy is a 'dying country' says minister as birth rate plummets
theguardian.com - 2/13/2015 12:35:43 AM
The number of babies born to both natives and foreigners living in Italy dropped as immigration, which used to support the overall birth rate, tumbled to its lowest ... added the minister. Developed countries the world over are counting the costs of ...
Greek exit would raise possibility of other countries in same situation
The Montana Standard - 7/5/2015 6:22:42 AM
Whatever happens to Greece, the fallout for the rest of Europe and the world economy is probably modest ... about 1.8 percent of the entire eurozone (the 19 countries using the euro), according to Jacob Kirkegaard of the Peterson Institute.
Tax scheme alone can't spur Thailand's birth rate
AsiaOne - 7/2/2015 3:48:47 AM
The result is that Thailand, like many other countries, has witnessed a sharp drop in the birth rate, and thus the proportion of seniors ... slowing population growth in an overcrowded world - from more than a million births a year to 760,000 as of 2010 ...
Let’s kick God off the Court: Marriage isn’t the only place where the law has been infected by religion
Salon - 7/5/2015 9:57:27 AM
A “total purge of the nation’s birth faith, Christianity, from America’s public life and educational institutions.” As desirable as such an outcome would be, and as beneficial to society as northern European countries ... the World's Most ...
IATTC rejects fishing quota increase to three countries
FIS - 7/2/2015 6:36:24 PM
The requests submitted by three member countries ... the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) expressed concern about the overcapacity for tuna fishing in the Eastern Pacific. According to IATTC preliminary statistics, from 1 January to 3 May, 2015 a total of 242,792 ...
U.S. Mortgage Rates at 2015 High Heading Into Holiday Weekend
worldpropertyjournal.com - 7/3/2015 9:24:02 AM
According to Freddie Mac latest Primary Mortgage Market Survey (PMMS), the average fixed mortgage rate reached a new 2015 high heading ... U.S. home prices continued their rise in April across the country over the last 12 months, but the upward pace ...
FAO: High prices to slow world seafood trade growth
undercurrentnews - 7/3/2015 8:05:18 AM
In 2014 – contrary to the long-term trend -- trade increased faster in developed countries than in developing ... even if at a slower rate than in the previous decade.” World exports of fish for human consumption are projected to reach more than ...
World population to peak by 2055: report
CNBC - 9/9/2013 11:52:03 AM
The world population will peak at 8.7 billion people in ... South Korea and Brazil now have the largest declines in fertility. He argued that poorer countries needed a higher total fertility rate (TFR) -- the average number of live births per woman over ...