Measuring and forecasting fertility
Keywords:fertility, total fertility rate (TFR), human development index (HDI)
Prognosing of fertility has been one of the most important tasks in demography and population statistics. The fertility trends have changed and have a different character in different parts of the world. The very last tendency discovered by M. Myrskylä and others about ten years ago is positive dependency on the human development index. Here the validity of this hypothesis in Europe is proved using the recent data of fertility and HDI.