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
World’s population unlikely to level off anytime soon — may hit 12 billion by 2100
Washington Post - 9/22/2014 3:29:29 PM
Contrary to some earlier projections, the world’s population will soar through the end of the 21st century, thanks largely to sub-Saharan Africa’s higher-than-expected birth rates ... from every country and then predicted future rates using new ...
World population unlikely to stop growing this century
Nature - 9/17/2014 11:56:29 PM
“But quite some uncertainty does still remain with regards to future birth rates, in particular in high-fertility countries in the developing world.” Taking into account the varying uncertainties makes a difference, the authors of the Science paper not
New Models Predict Up To 12.3 Billion People On Earth By 2100
The Business Insider - 9/23/2014 8:54:35 AM
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Contrary to some earlier projections, the world's population will soar through the end of the 21st century thanks largely to sub-Saharan Africa's higher-than-expected birth ... every country and then predicted future rates using ...
Warning Bell for Developed Countries: Declining Birth Rates
Forbes - 4/25/2012 5:58:20 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 replacement ...
Nigeria: The World Celebrates a Fall in Child Mortality Rate
AllAfrica - 9/23/2014 9:08:54 AM
While Sub-Saharan Africa has cut under-five mortality rates by 48% since 1990, it still has the world's highest rate - 92 deaths per 1000 live births - nearly 15 times the average in high-income countries ... deaths are pre-term birth complications ...
World Should Prepare for 11 BIllion or More People
Scientific American - 9/18/2014 11:55:18 PM
In the 1970s, the world reached peak child—the highest rate of human population growth. Since then, countries in Asia, the Americas, Australia and Europe have all seen birth rates decline dramatically and in Africa, the number of children in families has ...
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 village has ...
Niger Is Hurt by Runaway Birthrates
New York Times - 7/22/2014 5:11:38 PM
has one of the world’s lowest rates of contraceptive use, Mr. Guengant noted. The country’s women, held back by their husbands and by imams who inveigh against “Western” notions like birth control, don’t demand it. “Not a single one of the ...
The world's most miserable countries
USA Today - 5/25/2014 12:33:50 AM
Four of the most miserable countries had estimated inflation rates of at least 5% last year ... As of 2011, life expectancy at birth was an abysmal 49 years in Chad, among the lowest in the world. Less than 2% of the population in Chad, largely a desert ...
Dropping birth rates threaten global economic growth
CBS News - 5/7/2014 3:42:49 PM
birth rates are back where they were in the early 1970s. In other countries, women who put off having children in the recession might play catch up soon, as they did after World War II. Demographers note that women were having children later in life even ...
The U.S. Is One Of The Only Countries In The World Where Maternal Deaths Are Rising
Think Progress - 5/6/2014 10:14:43 AM
That doesn’t stack up very well with the mortality rates in other nations. A woman giving birth in America is more than ... its attention to the U.S. because this country’s rising maternal mortality rate is “appalling” and “something we ought ...
Fertility Rate is Collapsing in Many Unexpected Countries
Value Walk - 9/4/2013 8:16:04 AM
I write about this every now and then, because the human fertility rate is falling ... that the high birth rates have little global impact. Also, AIDS consumes their population, as do wars, malnutrition, etc. The Arab world is also slowing in population ...
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 ...
World population may hit 11 billion by 2100
Green Prophet - 9/19/2014 9:42:17 AM
... assumed that African birth rates – the world’s highest – would steadily decline with improved access to contraception and women’s education. Instead, birth rates in most African countries have stagnated, likely due to unmet targets in social ...