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
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 - 3/24/2015 10:22:23 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 ...
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
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 rich, not the poor, are having more children
West - 3/25/2015 4:23:17 PM
In the developed world, countries with the highest fertility are also ... years channeled billions of euros into supporting families with children, the country’s birth rate, unlike the economy, isn’t all speed ahead. Germans say they would like an ...
Radical Environmentalism’s Death Campaigns
Heartlander Magazine - 3/23/2015 7:17:27 PM
Audubon, EDF, Sierra Club, Greenpeace, World Wildlife Fund ... drastic lowering of death rates” in underdeveloped countries. Those countries were not practicing a “birth rate solution” – and thus needed to have “death rate solutions” imposed ...
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 ...
Here’s a map of the best and worst countries to be a mother
Washington Post - 5/8/2013 10:30:03 AM
The U.S. preterm birth rate (1 in 8 births) is one of the highest in the industrialized world (second only to Cyprus). In fact, 130 countries from all across the world have lower preterm birth rates than the United States. The U.S. prematurity rate is ...
Italy is a 'dying country' says minister as birth rate plummets
theguardian.com - 2/13/2015 12:35:43 AM
Fewer babies were born in Italy in 2014 than in any other year since the modern Italian state was formed in 1861, new data show, highlighting the demographic challenge faced by the country’s chronically ... the overall birth rate, tumbled to its lowest ...
Low birth rates can actually pay off in the U.S. and other countries
HealthCanal - 10/9/2014 8:24:17 PM
BERKELEY — As birth rates decline ... that in much of the world, it actually pays to have fewer children. The results challenge previous assumptions about population growth. Researchers in 40 countries correlated birth rates with economic data and ...
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.
Could South Korea's Low Birth Rate Really Mean Extinction?
NBC News - 8/27/2014 10:26:52 PM
South Korea’s population will become completely extinct by 2750 if the country’s birth rate of 1.19 children per woman continues. The country currently has one of the lowest fertility rates in the world, leading only Hong Kong, Taiwan, Macau and Singapore.