Reproduction rate

The indicator that measures in which conditions generations are replaced.

It is computed by establishing a ratio between the number of daughters and that of their mothers, independently from effects due to population structure. This calculation can be made by taking into account the mortality (net reproduction rate) or in the absence of mortality (crude reproduction rate). In practice this rate is usually computed for a given year or period, in that case it measures the conditions of the moment in terms of reproduction.

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