(noun) Average number (rate) of children born to a woman in a population over her reproductive lifetime.
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- Plural: fertility rates
- cohort effect
- cohort study
- statistical analysis
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How to Cite the Definition of Fertility Rate
ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)
Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “fertility rate.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved January 23, 2019 (http://sociologydictionary.org/fertility-rate/).
APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)
fertility rate. (2013). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from http://sociologydictionary.org/fertility-rate/
Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date – Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition)
Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “fertility rate.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed January 23, 2019. http://sociologydictionary.org/fertility-rate/.
MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)
“fertility rate.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2013. Web. 23 Jan. 2019. <http://sociologydictionary.org/fertility-rate/>.