gross reproduction rate

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gross re·pro·duc·tion rate

the average number of female children a woman would have if she survived to the end of her childbearing years and if, throughout that period, she were subject to a given set of age-specific fertility rates and a given sex ratio at birth; this rate provides a measure of the replacement fertility of a population in the absence of mortality.
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If all individuals are included, the intrinsic rate of increase (r), the finite rate of increase (X), the gross reproduction rate (GRR), the net reproduction rate ([R.
The United Nations refers to countries as "developed" that had a gross reproduction rate of less than two in 1963.