World Bank Fertility Data


Total fertility rate represents the number of children that would be born to a woman if she were to live to the end of her childbearing years and bear children in accordance with current age-specific fertility rates.


This is panel data in wide-format

Number of observations: 219
Number of variables: 58
Variable name definitions:
    Country Name
    Country Code
    Indicator Name - The World Bank Series indicator
    Indicator Code - The World Bank Series code
    1960 - 2013 - The fertility rate for the given year


This data has been acquired from

The World Bank: Fertility rate, total (births per woman): World Development Indicators

At the following URL:

The sources for these statistics are listed as

  1. United Nations Population Division. World Population Prospects
  2. United Nations Statistical Division. Population and Vital Statistics Repot (various years)
  3. Census reports and other statistical publications from national statistical offices
  4. Eurostat: Demographic Statistics
  5. Secretariat of the Pacific Community: Statistics and Demography Programme
  6. U.S. Census Bureau: International Database

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