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
Humanity's Future: Below Replacement Fertility?
Truth Out - 1/25/2015 9:40:48 AM
By 1950 world fertility had declined slightly to five births per woman, with less than a handful of countries having rates below the replacement level (Figure 1). At that time, most of the largest countries, such as Brazil, China, Egypt, India, Mexico ...
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World Bank Report Provides New Data to Help Ensure Urban Growth Benefits the Poor
The World Bank - 1/26/2015 4:03:11 AM
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Citi FM Online - 1/25/2015 11:13:52 AM
“By 2019, more than 212 million people will be out of work, up from the current 201 million, according to the World Employment ... adding that in developing countries, the middle class now makes up more than 34 per cent of total employment.
The World Leader in Mobile Facebook Access? Indonesia
The Wall Street Journal - 1/23/2015 7:55:48 AM
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Dawn - 1/26/2015 2:01:29 AM
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AllAfrica - 1/26/2015 3:56:01 AM
Since June last year, the value of the US dollar has jumped 16% against a collection of world currencies ... deficit has reached $1.8b (Shs 5.2 trillion) or 6.6% of the country's total economic production, which is slightly over a quarter of the ...
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Astro Awani - 1/25/2015 4:50:18 PM
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Can Obama clear the air in Delhi, world’s most polluted city?
The News & Observer - 1/25/2015 4:33:00 AM
The world’s second-most populous country may have a fast-growing economy and middle ... open fires in slums and on farms where fields are burned to prepare for new planting season. In total, India’s emissions are expected to double in the coming ...
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Boise Weekly - 1/23/2015 11:04:54 PM
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Today's Zaman - 1/25/2015 4:11:31 AM
Turkey is the leading country in Europe in terms of agricultural output, ranking seventh in the world. The government aims to double ... from competing successfully at home and abroad. That the total amount of lands exempted from the scope of the law ...
ICC Launches Official Fantasy League for ICC Cricket World Cup 2015
International Cricket Council - 1/25/2015 3:17:14 PM
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Anna Aero - 1/23/2015 11:01:55 AM
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Awoko - 1/23/2015 11:52:01 AM
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Times Union - 1/23/2015 3:23:47 AM
But with inflation falling across the developed world, they really shouldn't be. Recent weeks have seen the Bank of Canada joining the Swiss National Bank in cutting rates, while the ... price falls that in a number of countries inflation is either ...