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
Low birth rates can actually pay off in the U.S. and other countries
UC Berkeley News Center - 10/9/2014 6:22:35 PM
BERKELEY — Having fewer children can actually boost a country’s standard of living As birth rates decline in many countries that ... East-West Center in Hawaii suggests that in much of the world, it actually pays to have fewer children.
Did Russia Really Boost Its Birthrate by Promising New Mothers Prize Money and Refrigerators?
Slate - 10/13/2014 6:32:10 PM
... with worries about population decline—birthrates are falling below the replacement fertility rate in nearly every industrialized country in the world. Russia, though, has faced a significantly more dramatic demographic bust than most places. Thanks ...
The 10 Countries with the Highest Life Expectancy in the World
INSIDER MONKEY - 10/10/2014 4:16:44 AM
Countries with a good health care system, low rates of violence and less poverty are ... they are currently the ninth longest-lived people in the world. 8. Hong Kong Life expectancy at birth (Years) – 82.12 Due to the well balanced and healthy diet ...
Low birth rates can actually pay off: Having fewer children can boost a country's standard of living, experts say
Science Daily - 10/13/2014 1:28:32 AM
and the East-West Center in Hawaii suggests 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 ...
AMERICA AND WESTERN COUNTRIES: BECOMING THE WORLD'S REFUGEE CAMPS
News With Views - 10/10/2014 6:04:06 AM
and already importing over 50 percent of its food from First World countries, expects to add another 30 million by mid century. The Arab world simply refuses to reduce its birth rates to live within the “carrying capacity” of that desert-sand-no rain ...
These 8 maps show the median age of every country on Earth
The Week Magazine - 10/15/2014 11:05:59 AM
Japan and Germany are tied for the world's oldest countries, with median ages of 46.1. Germany's declining birth rate might mean that its population will decrease by 19 percent, shrinking to 66 million by 2060. An aging population has a huge economic ...
Having more kids isn’t best for every country
Futurity - 10/9/2014 11:59:02 PM
Declining birth rates in many countries, including parts of Europe and East Asia, threaten economic slowdown associated with aging populations. In much of the world, however, it actually pays to have fewer children. These findings, published in Science ...
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
Our infant mortality rate is a national embarrassment
Washington Post - 9/29/2014 2:31:04 PM
If Alabama were a country, its rate of 8.7 infant deaths per 1,000 would place it slightly behind Lebanon in the world rankings ... in some places may be considered a miscarriage or still birth in other countries. Since survival before 22 weeks or ...
US ranks behind 25 other countries in infant mortality
FOX News - 9/24/2014 3:05:38 PM
In a second analysis, the researchers parsed out the infant mortality rates according to babies' gestational age (meaning how long the baby was in the womb before birth), for the United States and 11 other European countries that had this information.
The Unrest In Hong Kong And China's Bigger Urban Crisis
Forbes - 10/13/2014 1:38:40 PM
And this process is far from over: United Nations projections indicate that over the next 20 years, China’s urban population will increase by 250 million, even as national population growth rates ... country. The population of Shanghai, a cosmopolitan ...
U.S. infant mortality rate worse than other countries
CBS News - 9/24/2014 6:04:35 PM
which puts the United States below 25 other countries, according to the report, released Sept. 24 by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. "I think we've known for a long time that the U.S. has a higher preterm birth rate, but this higher infant ...
It's not a small world after all: world population will soar
Reuters - 9/18/2014 2:44:07 PM
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 ...
Global population could top 12 billion by 2100
The Christian Science Monitor - 9/18/2014 9:53:37 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 ...