|Rank||Country||Total fertility rate (children born/woman)|
|22||Congo, Democratic Republic of the||4.8|
|23||Congo, Republic of the||4.73|
|25||Sao Tome and Principe||4.67|
|31||Central African Republic||4.46|
|50||Papua New Guinea||3.24|
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
China Now Has the Lowest Fertility Rate in the World
The National Interest - 12/1/2016 4:00:13 PM
Even while the total fertility rate, a rough approximation of the number of children ... That fertility decline continued, similar to declines in neighboring East Asian countries like Korea and Taiwan, with an educated and healthy workforce that included ...
Dropping fertility rates are a threat to the global economy
The Business Insider - 11/28/2016 7:31:22 PM
Total fertility rates, which can be defined as the average number ... of just 2.5 – roughly half of what it was 50 years ago. Today, 46% of the world’s population lives in countries that are below the average global replacement rate of 2.1 children ...
How developing countries can deal with rising health care costs
asia.nikkei.com - 11/23/2016 6:58:31 AM
The world's aging population is a twofold ... bringing social and public policy challenges. Many Asian countries have experienced a sharp fertility decline in recent decades, and declines in total fertility rates -- the number of children per woman ...
Fertility Rate is Collapsing in Many Unexpected Countries
Value Walk - 9/4/2013 8:16:04 AM
I write about this every now and then, because the human fertility rate is falling faster then most demographers expect. Using the CIA Factbook for data, the present total fertility rate for the world is ... the satellite countries of the former Soviet ...
Total Fertility Rate Impacts a Country's Population
geography.about.com - 11/25/2016 4:04:20 AM
... States is just below replacement value at 2.09 and the total fertility rate for the world is 2.59, down from 2.8 in 2002 and 5.0 in 1965. China's one-child policy definitely shows in the country's total low fertility rate of 1.75. Different cultural ...
How Post-Familialism Will Shape the New Asia
Forbes - 12/1/2016 12:01:00 AM
Seoul has monopolized population growth in Korea, accounting for nearly 90% of total growth since ... many parts of the developing world. In rapidly urbanizing, relatively poor countries such as Vietnam, the fertility rate is already below replacement ...
Crude Birth Rate and Total Fertility Rate for the World and Major Regions
yourarticlelibrary.com - 11/17/2016 1:36:21 AM
the less developed countries are characterized by still very high birth rates. In the year 2003, the world average birth rate was estimated to be 22 per thousand. Total fertility rate (TFR) for the world works out to be 2.8 children per woman. On an ...
Niger is world's youngest country and has highest fertility rate
africanews.com - 8/17/2016 8:14:46 PM
Niger has been ranked the world’s youngest country with half of its population under the ... half of its population over the age of 52.4. Singapore has the lowest total fertility rate of only 0.82 children per woman. The International Data Base is ...
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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Top 10 Countries with Highest Birth Rate in the World
toptenfindings.com - 1/28/2015 11:56:14 PM
By reading this article you will be able to know about top 10 countries with highest fertility rate in the world. This is an Islamic country officially called Islamic Republic of Afghanistan. Afghanistan is located in Asia. Its total population is about ...
Call for China to further ease birth control policy amid fears of population decline in 2018
South China Morning Post - 11/20/2016 11:58:33 PM
author of The Uncontrollable Population Control China has one of the world’s lowest total fertility rates – the average number of children that are born to a woman during her lifetime. According to the 2016 China Statistical Yearbook, the country’s ...
Probabilistic Projections of the Total Fertility Rate for All Countries
ncbi.nlm.nih.gov - 11/25/2016 7:31:56 AM
The total fertility rate (TFR) is one of the key components in population ... The main organizations that have produced population projections for all or most of the world’s countries are the United Nations, the World Bank (Bos et al.
Fertility Rates-Differences Within Countries
geographyeducation.org - 8/23/2016 11:13:46 PM
... in mind is that there can be considerable heterogeneity within countries, which are hidden in the mean fertility which were discussed in this entry. The mean Total Fertility Rate for India in 2010 was 2.8 (UN Data): But this average hides the fact ...
Make Boomsa for the Motherland!
Slate - 4/25/2013 7:25:02 AM
By 1975, every Western First World nation was below the replacement rate ... Vladimir Putin’s love benches are just the start of the wacky stuff. In South Korea (total fertility rate: 1.24) the country’s Ministry of Health decided to encourage people ...