Tuesday, February 26, 2013

OECD Stat of the week - Fertility

From: http://www.oecd.org/statistics/statistics2013attheoecd.htm

Together with mortality and migration, fertility is an element of population growth which reflects both the causes and effects of economic and social development. Total fertility rates in OECD countries have fallen dramatically over the last few decades, declining for the OECD average from 2.76 in 1970 to 1.74 children per woman of childbearing age in 2010.The total fertility rate is below its replacement level of 2.1 in nearly all OECD countries with the exception of Iceland, Israel and New Zealand. This trend is also see in the major non-OECD economies with Brazil, China and the Russian Federation having total fertility rates below the replacement level while India, Indonesia and South Africa remain above - however all these countries have recorded falling rates over the last few decades.
Total fertility rates
Number of children born to woman aged 15 to 49
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