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Refers to the number of children that would be born per woman, assuming no female mortality at child bearing ages and the age-specific fertility rates of a specified country and reference period.

Source Publication:
United Nations, 1958, Multilingual Demographic Dictionary, English Section. Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Studies, No. 29, United Nations, New York, para . 634.

Statistical Theme: Demographic and population statistics

Created on Tuesday, September 25, 2001

Last updated on Monday, December 4, 2006