Shown is the 'total fertility rate' (TFR). The TFR is the number of children that would be born to a woman if she were to live to the end of her childbearing years and bear children in accordance with age-specific fertility rates of the specified year.
Total Fertility Rate--the number of children the average woman has in her lifetime--is trending downward almost everywhere. However, the impoverished and remote rural areas of Africa still have the highest fertility rates in the world.
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China's total fertility rate has decreased over time. In the average fertility rate for a women was just above Over the space of years, the fertility rate has decreased. In the fertility rate fell to below