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, 2014See also: Birth rate map
Warning Bell for Developed Countries: Declining Birth Rates
Forbes - 4/20/2012 9:57:30 AM
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 replacement ...
Some Puerto Ricans, discouraged by financial crisis, plan to move off island
Los Angeles Times - 7/6/2015 6:17:21 PM
is a former World Bank chief economist, recommended a variety of fixes, including reducing the dependence on imported oil; cutting wages to reduce labor costs; and revamping labor laws to encourage hiring, thereby reducing the 12.2% unemployment rate and ...
Japan's huge sex problem is setting up a 'demographic time bomb' for the country
Helena Daily World - 7/5/2015 11:59:09 AM
Basically, the country just isn't that interested in sex — and it could ... have a 25% chance of never marrying and a 40% chance of never having kids. Japan's birth rate hit a record low in 2014 at just over 1 million infants. When combined with 1.3 ...
Italy is a 'dying country' says minister as birth rate plummets
theguardian.com - 2/13/2015 12:35:43 AM
The number of babies born to both natives and foreigners living in Italy dropped as immigration, which used to support the overall birth rate, tumbled to its lowest ... added the minister. Developed countries the world over are counting the costs of ...
Women's soccer teams win more if their country has better gender equality
Vox - 7/5/2015 8:48:51 PM
Ser uses a gender equality index, developed by the United Nations, that measures things like adolescent birth rates ... U.S. 20th in the world — and Japan 104th. In either case, it's a compelling theory that makes some intuitive sense: countries that ...
Cuba First Country To Stop Mother-To-Newborn Transmission Of AIDS And Syphilis
thesource.com - 7/3/2015 11:57:21 PM
According to the World Health Organization ... down mother-to-child transmission rates by more than 90 percent. In 2010, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said 162 children were infected at birth. 14 percent of Americans with HIV don’t ...
Germany replaces Japan as country with world's lower birth rate
The Independent - 5/31/2015 4:41:03 AM
Germany’s birth rate has fallen to the lowest in the world, according to a study by an auditing firm. The country has dropped below Japan to take the lowest birth rate globally, according to the study by the Hamburg Institute of International Economics ...
The country with the lowest birth rate in the world might surprise you
Metro - 6/2/2015 5:31:46 PM
The number of babies being born in Germany is officially the lowest in the world. That’s according to recent birth rate figures by the World Bank showing how just 8.28 babies are born per 1,000 people at the moment. Britain’s birth rate meanwhile is ...
How Europe is slowly dying despite an increasing world population
Daily Telegraph - 2/16/2015 8:24:36 AM
Despite a world population growth rate of 1.2 per cent - according to UN data from 2010, revised in 2012 - the West is seeing lower population rates, usually below 10 per cent and birth rates substantially lower compared to developing countries.
Why too many mothers are still dying at childbirth in West Africa
THE CONVERSATION - 7/7/2015 1:05:22 AM
Maternal mortality rates in West Africa ... especially in poorer countries – many women are still dying unnecessarily. One of the explanations for the high maternal mortality is that very few women in the region give birth under skilled care.
There's more than one way to celebrate our nation's birth
St. Augustine Record - 7/3/2015 12:01:31 PM
RED, WHITE & BOOM: The Renaissance World Golf Village Resort will host the annual Red, White & Boom celebration at 9 p.m. today. Concessions are available with special room rates for the holiday ... celebrate the nation’s birth with a night of dancing ...
Popular weedkiller may cause cancer, World Health Organization agency says
The Vancouver Sun - 7/2/2015 2:15:43 AM
have shown increased rates of certain birth defects, especially in boys, and lower sperm counts in adults." Dow said in a statement obtained by Reuters that the new classification is "inconsistent with government findings in nearly 100 countries" that have ...
Cuba first country to eradicate mother-to-child HIV transmission: WHO
Daijiworld - 7/1/2015 5:44:30 AM
Havana, Jul 1 (IANS): Cuba on Tuesday became the first country in the world to eradicate the transmission of HIV ... which can result in early fetal loss and stillbirth, neonatal death, low-birth-weight infants and serious neonatal infections.
UNESCO World Heritage Monuments of Kathmandu Valley reopen for tourists
E TN Global Travel Industry News - 7/3/2015 6:28:04 PM
KATHMANDU, Nepal - The UNESCO World Heritage Monuments of the Kathmandu ... Life in the valley and in other parts of the country is getting back to normal at a fast rate, with recovery and reconstruction efforts underway at affected areas.
The vital role the American military played in the birth of our nation
Washington Examiner - 7/4/2015 4:15:02 AM
The British press was outraged that the rebel Americans would dare attack England and insurance rates on shipping ... with almost Every Country on Earth. His next book with Stuart Laycock, is Italy Invades: How Italians Conquered the World will be ...