Definition of Fertility Rate
Fertility Rate Pronunciation
- IPA Pronunciation
- Syllabification: (fer·til·i·ty rate)
- Plural: fertility rates
- The fertility rate is one of several rates called social statistics studied by sociologists in addition to the birth rate, divorce rate, and mortality rate.
- Not to be confused with birth rate.
- Quantitative Research Resources – Books, Journals, and Helpful Links
- Family and Kinship Resources – Books, Journals, and Helpful Links
- Word origin of “fertility” and “rate” – Online Etymology Dictionary: etymonline.com
- cohort effect
- cohort study
- statistical analysis
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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/>.