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, 2019See also: Total fertility rate map
South Korean fertility rate drops to new worldwide low
NIKKEI - 2/26/2020 4:02:00 PM
SEOUL -- South Korea's fertility rate fell to 0.92 in 2019, government statistics published Wednesday show, reaching a new low for the country and the world. The nation's total fertility rate, which measures the average number of children a woman is expected to bear over her life, sunk to 0.98 in 2018 as it dipped below 1 for the first time.
Korea's total fertility rate hits all-time low in 2019
koreatimes.co.kr - 2/26/2020 12:57:00 PM
South Korea's total fertility rate hit an all-time low in 2019, government data showed Wednesday, a clear sign of its population decline down the road. The country's total fertility rate ...
Total Fertility Rate
ETHealthworld.com - 11/20/2019 8:33:00 PM
There’s a consistent pattern across states of illiterate women and those with no formal education having lower fertility rates than those ... survey in the country mandated to provide annual ...
Singapore Has the World’s Lowest Fertility Rate – Accept It
Yahoo News Singapore - 10/9/2018 9:18:00 AM
Recently a Straits Times article said Singapore’s total fertility rate plunged to a seven-year low of 1.16 last year. It is well below the replacement rate of 2.1. Do you know that Singapore has the lowest fertility rate in the world? According to the ...
True Relationship Between Female Labor Force Participation and Total Fertility Rate: An Analysis of OECD Countries
rieti.go.jp - 12/5/2017 8:51:00 AM
and the total fertility rate (TFR) shifted from a negative correlation (countries with higher FLPR have lower TFR) to a positive one (countries with higher FLPR have higher TFR) among the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD ...
What works for India’s Family Planning Programme
Hindustan Times - 2/21/2020 12:55:00 PM
Most recently ‘Mission Pariwar Vikas’ was launched in 2016, for improved access to contraceptives and family planning services in high fertility districts spreading over seven high focus states.
Reproductive rights of women are not up for negotiation: Gita Sen
The Hindu - 2/28/2020 9:41:00 AM
Some years ago, the then Chief Minister of Karnataka went to China and was very taken with the Chinese one-child norm, one of the most coercive population policies in the world. Even China has given ... The majority of the country is at or below 2.1 TFR (total fertility rate). So, someone is giving the wrong advice to the PM.
South Korea's birth rate falls to all-time low
YAHOO! - 2/26/2020 7:42:00 AM
South Korea's birth rate hit a new low Wednesday as authorities announced barely 300,000 babies were born last year in the nation of 51 million people. The country has one of the world's longest life expectancies and one of its lowest birthrates,