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
In The World’s Poorest Countries, Demand For Birth Control Is Increasing But Access To It Isn’t
Think Progress - 5/17/2013 3:34:20 PM
Developing nations around the world aren’t doing enough to ensure that women have access to the family planning services they need, a new report from the Guttmacher Institute finds. The women who want to prevent pregnancy but don’t have ...
Israel's Poverty Rate The Highest In Developed World
The Huffington Post - 5/15/2013 5:24:05 PM
Israel has the highest poverty rate in the developed world, Haaretz concludes based on a new study by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). The newspaper notes that with a poverty rate of 20.9 percent, Israel scores ...
The Best and Worst Places in the World for Mothers
The Huffington Post - 5/17/2013 10:15:12 PM
Last week, Save the Children released its 14 th annual State of the World's Mothers report, ranking the best and worst countries to be a mother. I've been tracking this report for years, and while it's always sobering to see how many countries, including ...
Prague Metro Plans ‘Love Carriage’ For Lonely Singles, As Czech Marriage And Birth Rates Plunge
International Business Times - 5/17/2013 2:29:55 PM
However, there are serious issues behind all this. As with many other European countries, the Czech Republic is witnessing falling birth rates and declining number of marriages. According to Eurostat, the statistical arm of the European Union, the 27 ...
Fertility Rate Linked to Television Ownership and Media Exposure
Med India - 5/14/2013 4:20:50 PM
Martin Lewis analyzed the changing birth rates of nations and compared them with television ... stating that the map that displays prevalence of television ownership in the country is very similar to the fertility map. Dr Lewis added that ...
WHO statistics show narrowing health gap between countries with best and worst health status
HealthCanal - 5/15/2013 2:25:07 PM
Some countries that were among those with the world’s highest child mortality rates in 1990 – including Bangladesh, Bhutan, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Madagascar, Nepal, Rwanda, Senegal and Timor-Leste – have improved child survival to such ...
CHRISTIAN NEOCONS WANT A WHITER WORLD
American Reporter - 5/18/2013 3:30:10 AM
This is slowing the population growth rate, though it is still high in many countries. But religious fundamentalists see catastrophe in the prospect of falling birth rates. Every single member country of the European Union, as well as Canada, Japan and ...
‘Poor countries lagging in modern contraceptive use’
The Hindu - 5/19/2013 1:20:08 AM
Between 2003 and 2012, the total number of women wanting to avoid pregnancy and needing contraception ... slowly between 2008 and 2012 than between 2003 and 2008. The authors found that between 2003 and 2012, there was a shift from sterilisation (declining ...
Seven Voting Reforms Other Countries Have Used To Boost Their Turnout Rate
Think Progress - 5/15/2013 9:20:18 PM
If the United States and all the other countries of the world were to line up by voter participation rate, we would find ourselves ranked lower than war-torn countries like Sierra Leone, massive countries like Indonesia, and baby democracies ...
Developing countries’ savings to jump to $79tr by 2030
Gulf News - 5/17/2013 12:39:33 AM
Developing countries’ share in global investment is projected to triple by 2030 to three-fifths, from one-fifth in 2000, says the report, titled ‘Capital for the Future: Saving and Investment in an Interdependent World’. Strong saving rates in ...
Developing world to dominate investment
Nation - 5/19/2013 1:55:55 AM
a level of financial development comparable to the United States in the early 1980s”, a new report from the Washington-based development lender states. “Similarly, the quality of institutions in developing countries will tend to improve significantly.”
Why are birthrates falling around the world? Blame television.
Washington Post - 5/13/2013 3:17:36 PM
Here’s a map of the current state of affairs: One notable bit here is how many developing countries now have lower birthrates ... Yet today, India’s fertility rate (2.5) is only slightly higher than the United States’ (2.1).
Life lessons: Southern NM teen birth rates fall, but still above U.S. average
Las Cruces Sun-News - 5/13/2013 8:46:53 PM
LAS CRUCES - Teen birth rates are falling in southern New Mexico as school districts seek to address the problem and implement comprehensive sexual education, but many counties in the region still see rates twice the national average. The teen ...
60 percent population living below poverty line: World Bank report
Business Recorder - 5/18/2013 11:04:07 PM
Environment indicators show that average annual deforestation in the country is 2.24 percent cent and 9.8 percent of the terrestrial and marine area of the total terrestrial and marine area is nationally protected. The internal renewable ...
Doctors Health Press Reports on State of the World’s Mothers Report: U.S. Ranks 30th in Maternal Health
Houston Chronicle - 5/13/2013 5:55:05 PM
Teen birth rates: More teenagers in the U.S. have children compared to every other industrialized country. These mothers are often poor and uneducated, and do not have the means to take care of themselves during pregnancy. Higher pre-term birth rates ...