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, 2020See also: Total fertility rate map
UN News Centre - 5/11/2022 4:54:00 PM
In World Fertility Data 2008 ... data (see also age specific fertility rates). For civil registration systems, total fertility is obtained from country data reported by national statistical ...
How does the global fertility rate compare to replacement rate?
MSN - 5/10/2022 4:23:00 AM
Any fewer, and a country’s population will eventually ... Definition (via the Singapore Government): “The Total Fertility Rate (TFR) is a standard demographic indicator used internationally ...
India is on a path toward population contraction
Washington Examiner - 5/23/2022 6:03:00 PM
Birthrates in India have been falling consistently for 60 years. But even if they were to stop falling magically right now and hit a plateau, India’s population would be shrinking 60 years from now.
Total fertility rate dips in India; find out what it is and how it is calculated
The Indian Express on MSN.com - 5/9/2022 3:20:26 PM
According to National Family Health Survey-5, the current fertility rate is slightly lower than the replacement level of fertility of 2.1 children per woman
Kenya: Fertility Rate Low in Urban Areas, New Report Shows
AllAfrica.com - 5/6/2022 6:15:00 AM
Nairobi — New data in the latest economic survey report shows that Kenya's fertility rate has gone ... births in 2020 (UN- World Population Prospects, 2021). In 2020, countries with the highest ...
India's total fertility rate drops from 2.2 to 2.0, reveals NFHS-5 report
Hindustan Times - 5/10/2022 7:41:00 PM
India's total fertility rate (TFR) has declined from 2.2 in 2015-16 to 2.0 in 2019-21, indicating the significant progress of population control measures, revealed the report of the fifth round of ...
After 30 years, Vietnam's fertility rate drops by nearly half
Vietnamnet - 1/9/2022 12:18:00 PM
The total fertility rate (TFR) fell from 3.8 children/woman in 1989 to 2.09 children/woman in 2019. Vietnam has maintained a stable fertility rate at replacement level for more than a decade. Having two children is still common in the country. This result ...
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Times of Malta - 8/29/2021 12:59:00 PM
Research shows that in most countries around the world, more males than females ... Consequently, the fact that the fertility rate of boys is higher than that of girls helps to create an ...
India's total fertility rate declines from 2.2 to 2.0: National Family Health Survey
Asian News International - 5/6/2022 12:21:00 PM
New Delhi [India], May 6 (ANI): The report of the fifth round of the National Family Health Survey (NFHS-5) revealed that the total fertility rate of India ... of the country from 28 States ...
Muslims’ fertility rate sees sharpest decline over two decades, shows health ministry survey
Scroll - 5/10/2022 12:32:00 AM
The fertility rate is 1.88% in Christians, 1.61% in Sikhs, 1.6% in Jains, and 1.39% in the Buddhist and Neo-Buddhist communities. The country’s total fertility rate has dipped to 2, according ...