Fertility is one the major components of population growth and age structure change and is central to the Programme of Action of the International Conference on Population and Development. The past few decades have witnessed a major decline in world fertility, though global and even regional aggregates mask widespread diversity in fertility change. The Population Division produces estimates, compilations and analyses of fertility levels and trends and assesses Government concern and policies related to fertility.
World Fertility Report is one of the Division’s key publications documenting and analysing changes in fertility over time. World Fertility Data provides an up-to-date set of national data on fertility for all countries and areas of the world. Global, regional and country analyses are also available in expert group meetings and panels, reports and informative briefs noted below.
- World Fertility Report 2013
- Technical Paper No. 2014/1 - The Correspondence between Projected Total Fertility and Contraceptive Prevalence Using the Proximate Determinants Framework
- World Fertility Patterns 2013 (wall chart)
- Fertility Levels and Trends as Assessed in the 2012 Revision of World Population Prospects
- World Fertility Report 2012
- Population Facts No. 2013/7, December 2013 -Adolescent Fertility Trends
- Adolescent Fertility since the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) in Cairo
- World Fertility Policies 2011 (wall chart)
- Child Adoption: Trends and Policies
- United Nations Expert Group Meeting on "Fertility, changing population trends and development: challenges and opportunities for the future" - 21-22 October 2013, New York
- Expert Panel on Fertility, Reproductive Health and Development - December 2010, New York
- Expert Group Meeting on Recent and Future Trends in Fertility - November 2009, New York