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 ...
South Korea Continues To Have World’s Lowest Fertility Rate
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.
Few South Koreans Are Having Babies. A Mayor’s Answer? More Nannies.
The New York Times - 9/28/2022 1:39:00 PM
The mayor of Seoul wants to ease the high cost and low supply of babysitters in the country to encourage more couples to have children.
S.Korea's Total Fertility Rate Hits Record Low In 2021
MENAFN - 8/24/2022 4:35:00 AM
Seoul, Aug 24 (IANS) South Korea's total fertility rate hit a record low in 2021 as the number of childbirths continued to fall, data revealed on Wednesday, underscoring the country's gloomy ...
Decline of Fertility Rate in India Says National Family Health Survey-5
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.
World’s lowest fertility rate recorded in South Korea again after 2018
Yahoo Finance - 8/26/2022 9:10:00 PM
South Korea has shattered its own record for the world’s lowest fertility rate in the face of a rapidly dwindling population, according to official figures. The report released by the country’s statistics office on Wednesday showed its fertility rate ...
South Korea fertility rate is world’s lowest – and dropping
The Weekly Times - 8/26/2022 3:13:00 AM
A number of African countries – including Niger and Angola – have the world’s highest birthrates. While Israel’s fertility rate is dropping, it nonetheless has one of the world’s leading ...