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
Birth Rates Among Immigrants in America: Comparing Fertility in the U.S. and Home Countries
Center for Immigration Studies - 3/7/2014 12:01:40 PM
Analysis of data collected by Census Bureau in 2002 shows that women from the top-10 immigrant- sending countries living in the United States collectively tend to have higher fertility than women in their home countries. As a group, immigrants from these ...
THE GRINDING PREDICAMENT OF CANADA, AUSTRALIA, EUROPE AND AMERICA
News With Views - 3/11/2014 3:35:51 AM
The three largest Western countries, America, Canada, Australia and Europe maintain the most responsible birth rates in the world. The citizens of those countries practice birth control, which brought their birth rates down to 2.0 or less in the past 45 years.
Japan: Radical immigration initiative
Business in Vancouver - 3/9/2014 11:55:08 PM
The administration of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has unveiled a radical plan to invite 200,000 immigrants a year. Japan has experienced a chronically low birth rate since the 1980s, but government officials believe the country has to maintain a ...
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 ...
British village has higher birth rate than world's most densely populated countries
Daily Telegraph - 9/3/2009 7:49:00 AM
A tiny British village has a higher birth rate than the world's five most densely populated countries, official figures show. Cambourne in Cambridgeshire produced 24.1 births per 1,000 women in 2009 - almost double the UK average of 12.1. The ...
Preterm Birth Rates Going Up Worldwide
Medscape News - 6/8/2012 9:49:30 AM
Several northern European countries had preterm birth rates around 5%, whereas Malawi's preterm birth ... Additional funding was received from March of Dimes, the World Health Organization, Department of Reproductive Health and Research, and the ...
British birth rate leaps by 18% in a decade
The Independent - 2/4/2014 3:37:23 PM
However, in 2011 these countries of birth accounted for only a relatively small number of births - 3,500 from Romanians and 1,600 from Czechs. Oliver Dorman, senior research officer at the Office for National Statistics, told The Independent he thought it ...
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
About 222 million women in developing countries want to use birth control but aren’t currently able to access a modern contraceptive method, and nearly three quarters of those women live in the world’s poorest countries. “Unless the adequacy of ...
Will Pew Muslim birth rate study finally silence the “Eurabia” claim?
Reuters - 1/27/2011 3:15:15 PM
As we summarised it in our report Muslim birth rate falls, slower population growth: Falling birth rates will slow the world’s Muslim population growth ... fertility rates in many Muslim-majority countries,” it said, noting the birth rate is falling ...
Here’s a map of the best and worst countries to be a mother
Washington Post - 5/8/2013 10:30:03 AM
Bluer countries are best for mothers, red countries are worst and purple are somewhere in the middle. The report measures conditions for mothers using five different ... nations, below Belarus and Lithuania, how can one of the world's richest countries ...
WHO statistics show narrowing health gap between countries with best and worst health status
WHO - 5/15/2013 2:17:58 PM
... health in the poorest countries and narrowing the gaps between countries with the best and worst health status in the past two decades, according to the World Health Statistics 2013. The WHO annual statistics report highlights how efforts to meet the ...
Taiwan offers baby bonus to fix plummeting birth rate
theguardian.com - 1/23/2012 1:29:14 PM
The island's plummeting birth rate is one of the lowest in the world ... On current trends, it will become the oldest country in the world, warned Yang Wen-shan, a demographer at the Academia Sinica in Taipei: "Right now, seven working people are ...
American Way of Birth, Costliest in the World
New York Times - 7/1/2013 3:13:46 AM
Despite its lavish spending, the United States has one of the highest rates of both infant and maternal ... She sighed and put her head in her hands. “Welcome to my world,” she said. Extras Add Up Though Ms. Martin has yet to receive her ...