Definition: This entry gives the average annual number of births during a year per 1,000 persons in the population at midyear; also known as crude birth rate. The birth rate is usually the dominant factor in determining the rate of population growth. It depends on both the level of fertility and the age structure of the population.
Source: CIA World Factbook - Unless otherwise noted, information in this page is accurate as of January 1, 2012See also: Birth rate map
Netherlands Has U.S. Rate Of Teen Sex, But Far Less Pregnancy, Abortion
Opposing Views - 3/26/2015 9:15:35 PM
The Guttmacher Institute released a study earlier this year entitled, "Adolescent Pregnancy, Birth, and Abortion Rates Across Countries: Levels and Recent Trends." In a press release, the Guttmacher Institute said that among developed nations, pregnancy ...
Pope on Low Birth Rates: Excluding Children Produces a ‘Sad and Gray Society’
CNS News - 3/18/2015 2:41:13 AM
Everyone!” According to Pew researchers, for most developed countries a woman over her lifetime needs to have an average of at least two children in order for a generation to replace itself. In Italy, the birth rate has been declining for many years.
Immigrants’ lower birth rate bodes ill for Social Security
The Herald of Everett - 3/19/2015 11:54:12 PM
Ideas make their own way in this world and even good ones sometimes take ... perhaps because immigrants adopt the social values of their new country. The report states that, “the birth rate for women in their reproductive years (ages 15 to 50) declined ...
The Demographic Timebomb Crippling Japan's Economy
The National Interest - 3/25/2015 12:48:32 PM
while years of remarkably low birth rates have slowed the flow of young people into the workforce. Japan today has a less than three people of working age for each retiree in the country. By 2030, it will have less than two. The implied financial and ...
South Korea is home to poorest elderly in developed world
Channel News Asia - 3/16/2015 11:26:09 AM
The Korea Labour Institute report predicts the situation for the country’s elderly will only get worse, because South Korea has the lowest birth rate in the developed world and that means fewer people who can support senior citizens. Be the first to ...
Watching over birth rates
Sun Star - 3/21/2015 3:30:45 PM
... senior population loses work efficiency so that workers and strangers from other countries fill up local labor. Birth rate in the Philippines is higher than the world average, even of the Southeast Asian region. Women living in the towns and the rural ...
Warning Bell for Developed Countries: Declining Birth Rates
Forbes - 10/16/2012 6:28:12 PM
The replacement rate—the reproduction rate that keeps a population stable—for developed countries is 2.1, yet nearly half the world’s population has birth rates lower than that. The U.S. has a total fertility rate (TFR) of 2.0—nearly the ...
The world's ageing population
France 24 - 3/24/2015 9:43:36 AM
The world is ageing quickly, due to improving health care and low birth rates. Developed and developing countries alike need to take urgent action if they're to support the elderly without imposing a stifling burden on the young. VIDEOGRAPHIC
Japan has been Quietly Opening the Door to Increased Immigration
Economy Watch - 3/25/2015 5:42:01 PM
Current public opinion toward immigration in Japan, like in much of the rest of the world ... many developed countries, Japan faces the demographic shortfalls brought on by an ageing society with a long life expectancy and a low birth rate.
Penpix of the New Zealand squad for the World Cup final
Yahoo News - 3/27/2015 7:16:52 AM
He has scored four half-centuries at the World Cup with a strike-rate of almost 192 ... four one-day internationals for Australia in 2008 but moved back to his country of birth three years ago. A hard hitting and free flowing batsman he will close the ...
Kenya: The Lottery of Birth in Kenya
AllAfrica - 3/22/2015 11:57:48 PM
The Lottery of Birth report, based on inaugural analysis of disaggregated data from 87 low and middle income countries around the world, reveals that in more than three quarters of these countries inequalities in child survival rates are actually worsening ...
An open letter to MS Dhoni
Cricket Country - 3/26/2015 3:03:21 PM
First of all, let me take this opportunity to thank you from the bottom of my heart for pulling off such a fantastic campaign in the ICC Cricket World Cup ... life to put his country ahead. But you, MS Dhoni, are an inspiration. The birth of your child ...
Germany needs more immigration from non-EU countries - study
Reuters - 3/27/2015 2:40:41 PM
The total number of foreigners registered by the end of 2014 was 8.2 million, the highest since records began in 1967, in a country of just over 80 million people. But as the whole of Europe grapples with shrinking birth rates and aging populations ...
9 Things So Many Americans Just Don’t Grasp (Compared to the Rest of the World)
Alter Net - 3/24/2015 11:55:26 PM
Yet in 2009, the Netherlands had (according to the United Nations) a teen birth rate of only 5.3 per 1000 compared to ... The U.S. is not exceptional when it comes to civil liberties (no country in the world incarcerates, per capita, more of its people ...
World Prematurity Day: Let's cut preterm birth rate in half by 2030
FOX News - 11/17/2014 7:23:43 PM
The March of Dimes recommends that our nation set a goal to cut our preterm birth rate in half by 2030. This may sound audacious, but why can’t the United States be the best country for newborn health? November 17th is World Prematurity Day when ...