21) This is because the calculation of the total fertility rate
does not accurately reflect the outcomes of delays in births, and therefore underestimates fertility while the transition to births at later ages is in process.
If all the girls in the state study up to class 12, we can achieve the national average in terms of fertility rate
or do even better than it.
We focus here on the fertility rate
measure (the number of children born to a woman during her lifetime), rather than the crude birthrate (the number of births per 1000 of a population during a year), because the total fertility rate
is generally a better indicator of current birth demographics.
Rising fertility rates
at older ages have affected the average age of mothers, which has been increasing since 1975, reaching 30.
This, as a policy brief released by the National Economic and Development Authority (Neda) and the United Nations Population Fund showed that because fertility rates
in the country dropped at a slower pace than most of its Asian neighbors and resulted in a relatively high population growth rate, the country failed to achieve a 'demographic transition' in the past decade that would have led to faster economic growth.
while to others the main factors of reducing the total fertility rate
are the following: economic growth and increase of income, the decay rate of marriages and an increase in the share of cohabitation and the like.
The report, released earlier this month by the Mohammed Bin Rashid School of Government (MBRSG), shows that although fertility rates
in the Gulf and the UAE exceed sub-replacement rates, they impact the overall imbalance in demographics.
Since 1995 the total fertility rate
remains below the replacement level of 2.
Between 2008 and 2013, the fertility rate
of women with college degrees declined from 64 to 57 and the fertility rate
of women without college degrees declined from 57 to 50.
However, the results also indicate that if the fertility rate
declines, in accordance with a low scenario rate of 2.
This issue is certainly complex and I am not writing a thesis on the subject but if you were to ask me, I'd say, like Burt Bacharach's song did in a time when the fertility rate
wasn't a problem, what the world needs now is love, sweet love
Decline in fertility rate
The total fertility rate
declined during 2008-2009 to 4.