January 29, 2014

Can We Really Trust Demographic Data?

Jack Goldstone, World Politics Review

The Associated Press

Let us start with a simple question: What was the total fertility rate (TFR) for a given developing country in a given year? The total fertility rate—or the number of children, on average, a woman in a given population is expected to have in her lifetime—is a crucial indicator, as it, in conjunction with mortality and migration, determines the future size, growth rate and age structure of a population.

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