Fertility is the ability to conceive (become pregnant) and give birth to children.

The total fertility rate is defined as the mean number of children who would be born to a woman during her lifetime, if she were to spend her childbearing years conforming to the age-specific fertility rates, that have been measured in a given year.

The age-specific fertility rate or the fertility rate by age of mother is the number of births to mothers of age x proportional to the average female population of age x.

Further information

  • Fertility (ESMS metadata file — demo_fer_esms)

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