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fertility rate

Definition of Fertility Rate

(noun) Average number (rate) of children born to a woman in a population over her reproductive lifetime.

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Cite the Definition of Fertility Rate

ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “fertility rate.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved August 21, 2019 (https://sociologydictionary.org/fertility-rate/).

APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)

fertility rate. (2013). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from https://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 August 21, 2019. https://sociologydictionary.org/fertility-rate/.

MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)

“fertility rate.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2013. Web. 21 Aug. 2019. <https://sociologydictionary.org/fertility-rate/>.