Consider the following statements:

  1. Total Fertility Rate is the average number of children a woman would have during her childbearing years
  2. The Replacement level fertility is the average number of children per woman at which a population exactly replaces itself from one generation to the next, without migration

    Which of the above statements is/are correct?

Answer: [C] Both 1 & 2

Total Fertility Rate is the average number of children a woman would have during her childbearing years. The Replacement level fertility is the average number of children per woman at which a population exactly replaces itself from one generation to the next, without migration. The Replacement level fertility rate is roughly 2.1 children per woman in almost all countries.

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