Abstract:The total fertility rate in a specific year is the number of children that would be born to each woman if she were to live to the end of her childbearing years and if the likelihood of her giving birth to children at each age was the currently prevailing age‐specific fertility rates. It is generally computed by summing up the age‐specific fertility rates defined over a five‐year interval. A total fertility rate of 2.1 children per woman ensures broad stability of the population, on the assumptions of no migration flows and unchanged mortality rates.
Document Type: Review Article
Publication date: February 1, 2007