East Timor Total fertility rate

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Total fertility rate: 3.45 children born/woman (2007 est.)

YearTotal fertility rateRankPercent ChangeDate of Information
20033.7962 2003 est.
20043.6162-4.75 %2004 est.
20053.61640.00 %2005 est.
20063.5363-2.22 %2006 est.
20073.4563-2.27 %2007 est.

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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 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 growth in the country. High rates will also place some limits on the labor force participation rates for women. Large numbers of children born to women indicate large family sizes that might limit the ability of the families to feed and educate their children.

Source: CIA World Factbook - Unless otherwise noted, information in this page is accurate as of April 17, 2007

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