A comparison of fertility Russia and the U.S.

Many like to say that in Russia a terrible demographic situation, and in the "conquering America," all is well. I blew this myth on a comparison of fertility countries.


The general fertility rates (TFR) will overtake the United States in 2012 for the first time since 1987: we have 13.3 per thousand, they have 12.5 (estimate). In 2011, respectively, 12.6 and 12.7 ppm (there was a slight delay).

By TFR (total fertility rate: the average number of children born to a woman over her lifetime), we quickly catch up with the United States. In 2010, America was the TFR is 1.93, we have 1.57. In 2011, 1.89 and 1.58 respectively. Attention! 2012. USA — 1.85 (evaluation); we estimated 1.7. The rates are very fast converging (in Russian birth rate is growing rapidly in the United States five years she falls) and a maximum of 5 years from our families will be many children, than the U.S. for the first time in 25 years.

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