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Total fertility rate

(births per woman)

In 2016, fertility rate in Lao People’s Democratic Republic was 2.7 births per woman. In the ranking by fertility rate including 187 countries, Lao People’s Democratic Republic has the 19th rank that is close to the positions of such countries as Republic of Korea and the Macau. Compared to Algeria which at the top of the ranking with fertility rate of 2.8 births per woman in 2016, Lao People’s Democratic Republic has 2.81 % percent lower fertility rate.

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What is fertility rate?

Total fertility rate represents the number of children that would be born to a woman if she were to live to the end of her childbearing years and bear children in accordance with current age-specific fertility rates.