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
11 Countries with Highest Abortion Rates in the World
INSIDER MONKEY - 9/28/2015 7:48:01 AM
This has led to an at birth ratio of 927 girls to every ... and Johnstons Archives in order to determine which countries have the highest abortion rates in the world by figuring out the percentage of total known pregnancies being aborted.
Ireland's birth rate continues to rise in baby boom as rates in most countries fall
irishmirror.ie - 9/29/2015 5:02:11 AM
The average age of women giving birth here is 29.9. A total of 20% of babies born ... as we came in third place in terms of fertility rates, as each woman here had an average of 2.5 children between 1970 and 2012. The World Health Organisation recommends ...
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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India's energy plan includes using solar and wind -- and a lot more coal
Los Angeles Times - 10/1/2015 11:57:59 PM
With India’s economy growing at an annual rate of about 7%, however, its total carbon ... in the world -- operate more efficiently and to phase out some aging power stations. India also called on industrialized nations to help the country finance its ...
View the blood moon eclipse from around the world
gosporttimes.com - 9/28/2015 10:14:10 PM
The total lunar eclipse, in which the moon is completely engulfed ... Part of the reason for the shift is that the fertility rate of women in Latin America, especially Mexico, has decreased. As for the supermoon, it becomes a fact when earth's satellite ...
Why Canada might have the goods to become a superpower
National Post - 9/28/2015 1:10:08 PM
It’s almost impossible for people today to realize what a big shift this was — to much of the world ... That country is Canada. With a population of only 31.5 million (in 2013), a famously frigid climate and a below-replacement fertility rate ...
See the Change in Catholic Population Around the World
labs.time.com - 9/22/2015 9:06:43 AM
This growth mirrors the world’s soaring population in the same period, with Catholics hovering around 17% of the total population throughout ... Declining numbers in Europe largely reflect low birth rates. Take Spain for example, where 1.43 children ...
INTERVIEW: “Refugees are the responsibility of the world… Proximity doesn’t define responsibility.”
UN News Centre - 10/3/2015 11:23:59 AM
A strong advocate for the rights of migrants – and for action to increase the benefits of migration for countries of origin ... Germany as an example – Germany has the lowest birth rate in the world. That lowest birth rate in the world requires ...
Demographic window: Time for Millennials to flex their economic muscle
BusinessMirror. - 9/29/2015 11:53:12 PM
World Bank data showed that the country’s dependency ... Luckily, he said the Philippines has not reached the “goldilocks period” when the country’s total fertility rate (TFR) is at around 2.1 percent to 2.4 percent. This means the TFR is ...
From the Archives: A New Mix for America's Melting Pot in 1965
US News and World Report - 10/2/2015 4:01:22 AM
Starting in mid-1968, total ... in countries where the pressure has been great. As for the Western Hemisphere, controversy raged for months over limiting the number of immigrants to 120,000 a year. Supporters of the limitation cited the high birth rate ...
The bright side of super-aged Japan
AsiaOne - 9/29/2015 8:22:37 AM
Japan should be proud of its people who live longer than their peers in the rest of the world. But their longevity also comes with problems. By 2025, Japan's Ministry of Labour, Health and Welfare projects the ... increasing the birth rate to 18 children ...
Why Donald Trump’s immigration message is so potent — and why it’s a lost cause
Washington Post - 9/28/2015 3:33:18 PM
America is a much more diverse country — in every region — than it was during the last century. That's largely due to the nearly record-topping share of the country's population that is comprised of immigrants, from areas of the world in which people ...
South Africa’s New Visa Rules Cost $540 Million a Year in Lost Tourism Revenue
Skift - 10/1/2015 10:07:37 AM
Total overseas tourist arrivals fell 13 percent ... South Africa is the only country in the world that requires an unabridged birth certificate, he said. “There is clear and unequivocal evidence, hard data on the table, that these regulations have ...
OECD tells Europe to act fast with 1 million migrants expected
Economic Times - 9/22/2015 4:59:09 PM
Immigrants used to raise the total population of Europe by 100,000 or so per year until the mid-1980s but that has risen to around a million a year now, the OECD said, noting that this was in part due to declining birth rates in many European countries.
Guyana would have been poorer and more dangerous without migration
Stabroek News - 9/27/2015 9:00:47 AM
... to the population is the same as that for the country as a whole. Third, that the birth rate would have been unchanged for the assumed closed population. In addition, I use data published by the World Bank, the US Department of Justice, the US ...