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
webtv.un.org - 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 ...
South Korea records world's lowest fertility rate -- again
MSN - 8/26/2022 6:08:00 AM
South Korea has broken its own record for the world’s lowest fertility rate, according to official figures released Wednesday, as the country struggles to reverse its years-long trend of ...
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Inter Press Service - 10/3/2022 5:48:00 PM
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MSN - 8/31/2022 4:00:00 PM
South Korea Continues To Have , World’s Lowest ... South Korea's fertility rate continues to decline. Statistics Korea reports that in 2021, the country's fertility rate dropped to 0.81.
Why Does South Korea Have the Lowest Fertility in the World?
Psychology Today - 8/26/2022 3:45:00 PM
South Korea’s total fertility rate is less than half the corresponding ... one of the priciest housing markets in the world, and like many other countries, has recently experienced a dramatic ...
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朝日新聞社 - 10/2/2022 12:00:00 AM
In South Korea, the total fertility rate ... only one of the 37 member countries of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development with a fertility rate below 1, which is also far ...
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Medindia - 9/6/2022 7:37:00 AM
Fertility rates among Indian women dropped from 2.3 to 1.9 as per the National Family Health Survey-5. The rate is lower among urban and educated women compared to rural.
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The Weekly Times - 8/26/2022 3:13:00 AM
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