Concepts




Total fertility


The total fertility rate is obtained by adding together fertility rates calculated for one year. This figure refers to the estimated number of children the woman gives birth to, provided that the fertility rate of that year prevails during the whole reproductive period of that woman on condition that she will not die before the end of the said period.



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Validity of the definition

  • Valid until (31 December 2078)

Source organisation

  • IUSSP

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