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High income OECD countries Compared by People > Total fertility rate

DEFINITION: The average number of children that would be born per woman if all women lived to the end of their child-bearing years and bore children according to a given fertility rate at each age. The total fertility rate 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 growth in the country. High rates will also place some limits on the labor force participation rates for women. Large numbers of children born to women indicate large family sizes that might limit the ability of the families to feed and educate their children.

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# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH HISTORY
1 Israel 2.65 children born/woman 2013
2 France 2.08 children born/woman 2013
=3 New Zealand 2.06 children born/woman 2013
=3 United States 2.06 children born/woman 2013
5 Ireland 2.01 children born/woman 2013
6 United Kingdom 1.9 children born/woman 2013
7 Iceland 1.88 children born/woman 2013
8 Chile 1.85 children born/woman 2013
9 Netherlands 1.78 children born/woman 2013
=10 Norway 1.77 children born/woman 2013
=10 Luxembourg 1.77 children born/woman 2013
=10 Australia 1.77 children born/woman 2013
=13 Finland 1.73 children born/woman 2013
=13 Denmark 1.73 children born/woman 2013
15 Sweden 1.67 children born/woman 2013
16 Belgium 1.65 children born/woman 2013
17 Canada 1.59 children born/woman 2013
18 Switzerland 1.53 children born/woman 2013
19 Portugal 1.51 children born/woman 2013
20 Spain 1.48 children born/woman 2013
21 Estonia 1.45 children born/woman 2013
=22 Austria 1.42 children born/woman 2013
=22 Germany 1.42 children born/woman 2013
24 Italy 1.41 children born/woman 2013
25 Greece 1.4 children born/woman 2013
=26 Slovakia 1.39 children born/woman 2013
=26 Japan 1.39 children born/woman 2013
=28 Slovenia 1.32 children born/woman 2013
=28 Poland 1.32 children born/woman 2013
30 Czech Republic 1.29 children born/woman 2013
31 South Korea 1.24 children born/woman 2013

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High income OECD countries Compared by People > Total fertility rate

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