Explained: What fertility rate data show

During his Independence Day speech,Prime Minister has underlined challenges posed by population growth in the country. According to the data,the Total fertility rate(TFR) has dropped to 2.2. This is only marginally higher than the fertility rate (2.1) required for replacement of the existing population. Total fertility rate(TFR) is defined as the number of children born… Continue reading Explained: What fertility rate data show

In reducing fertility, a little education may be worse than none, shows data

According to conventional wisdom,the higher the educational level of a woman, the lower the total number of children she will have. However,the official data on the total fertility rate(TFR) or the average number of children born to a woman over her lifetime shows the connection may be more complex.  The data shows that the culture… Continue reading In reducing fertility, a little education may be worse than none, shows data