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
ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 significantly boosted economies of co-hosts Australia and New Zealand
Cricket Country - 6/30/2015 11:22:07 AM
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IBN LIve - 6/30/2015 7:18:44 AM
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Workforce to shrink as baby boomers retire, birth rates fall
GOPUSA - 6/29/2015 6:44:08 AM
Google hires people "right out of school, but we also hire many people who are relocating within the country, as well as internationally ... of the U.S. and other parts of the world." Encouraging signs The birth rate is climbing nationally and in ...
Warning Bell for Developed Countries: Declining Birth Rates
Forbes - 4/20/2012 9:57:30 AM
The replacement rate–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 ...
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 Latest: Greek unemployment rate remains above 25 percent
Star-Herald - 6/30/2015 3:22:31 AM
Eurostat, the European Union's statistics agency ... open about 1,000 bank branches across the country for three days from Wednesday to allow pensioners without bank cards to make withdrawals — but for a total of just 120 euros ($134) for the week.
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Shanghai Metals Market - 6/30/2015 7:40:13 AM
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Times of India - 6/30/2015 12:40:52 PM
When it comes to the total ... countries, say researchers. Britain has 1,316 deaths a year, with an estimated mortality rate of 30.5 per million adults. The findings "indicate the need for population based efforts to reduce SSB consumption throughout the ...
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 ...
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 ...
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Lankaweb - 6/30/2015 3:39:49 PM
As the Greek crisis reverberates around the world, important European leaders are speaking ... which have already reduced the Greek economy by a third, lowered the birth rate, raised the death rate, and increased youth unemployment to 65 per cent?
World Cabinets Market
The Street - 6/29/2015 1:53:38 PM
NEW YORK, June 29, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- World demand ... one-third of the global total. It will also register the fastest regional growth, at 7.3 percent per annum through 2018, spurred by rapid demand growth in developing countries, primarily China ...
Cricket World Cup brought huge financial windfall for hosts Australia and New Zealand
brandonsun.com - 6/29/2015 9:17:27 PM
MELBOURNE, Australia - The Cricket World Cup generated more than 1 billion ... of 8,320 full-time jobs and attracted 145,000 visitors to the countries solely to watch cricket. It said total attendance at tournament matches was 1,016,420, including 93,013 ...
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The American Conservative - 6/30/2015 12:02:05 AM
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How low fertility rates, demographic change affect Europe
Technician Online - 1/11/2015 11:30:28 AM
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 ...