Total fertility rate = expected number of children per woman.
Data source: UN Population Prospects 2006.
Further reading: AAAS Atlas of Population and Environment.
Note 1: This chart was last updated in June, 2007. To see the orginal chart, click here.
Note 2: The figures for 2007 are estimates from the UN's "Low Variant" Projection, which assumes that fertility rates continue to decline towards an eventual equilibrium level of 1.85.