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, 2014See also: Birth rate map
Singapore's low birth rate poses economic problems, as Asia's demographic stress rises
CNBC - 7/26/2016 1:06:54 AM
Singapore's policymakers have long battled the country's low birth rate, and even a recent helping hand from start ... pension provision by the working-age population. According to the World Bank, East Asia and the Pacific areas are ageing the fastest ...
The Summit Lecture Series: Making Sense of Your World with John Stonestreet, Part 4
Patheos - 7/19/2016 5:00:06 PM
But, the United Nations says 2.1. However, all across Europe, there is not a single country whose birth rate tops 1.5. The only exception is France who recently added several financial incentives to encourage people to have babies. After World War II ...
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 ...
3 Demographic Trends Changing Our World
pewtrusts.org - 7/19/2016 9:17:48 PM
Today, 244 million people live outside their birth countries—three times the rate in 1960. The migrant population would rank as the fifth largest country in the world. Although the European refugee crisis has received much attention, Dimock said ...
This Tiny Country Thinks Virtual Citizens Will Make It Rich
MIT Technology Review - 7/28/2016 4:10:39 AM
from the country’s low tax rates. “If you want to run a fully functional company in the EU, in a good business climate, from anyplace in the world, all you need is an e-residency and a computer,” says Estonian prime minister Taavi Rõivas.
World Hepatitis Day 2016: What is the viral condition affecting 400 million people globally?
International Business Times - 7/27/2016 10:55:41 PM
In developing countries with poor sanitary conditions and hygienic practices, around 90% of children have been infected with the hepatitis A virus before the age of 10. Approximately 15 million people across the world are chronically coinfected with HDV ...
Data revolution needs to deliver for world's poorest
Devex - 7/25/2016 4:45:50 PM
Meanwhile, in the poorest parts of the world, civil registration and vital statistics ... countries, basic challenges in civil registration and data collection are having real and serious adverse consequences on people’s lives. Take the case of birth ...
World Fatty Acids Supplements Market worth 4,477.8 million USD by 2020
Medgadget - 7/21/2016 12:51:22 AM
Countries such as India and China have high birth rates, which may boost the demand for omega-3 ingredients ... Asia-Pacific, and rest of the world). In terms of value, the global fatty acids supplements market grew from USD 1,430.0 million in 2010 to ...
Netflix Will Air New STAR TREK Series In All But Two Unimportant Countries
birthmoviesdeath.com - 7/17/2016 11:57:39 PM
At any rate, today we learn that CBS All-Access will not be the only way to watch the new Star Trek. Within 24 hours of each episode’s premiere, Netflix will stream the show to 188 countries ... on Netflix around the world by the end of 2016.
The number of Japanese living in Japan just collapsed by the most on record
Pocono Record - 7/14/2016 9:02:15 PM
Notably, Japan is just one example within the world's big demographic story ... Issei Kato/Reuters Developed countries like Japan have seen lower birth rates combined with better health care for older folks, leading to populations where there are more ...
India ranks 130 out of 188 countries on HDI
Governance now - 7/15/2016 7:32:11 AM
The world’s ... other south Asian countries, says Human Development Report 2015. Expected years of schooling: 11.7 Gross national per capita income: 5,497 Gross national per capita income rank minus HDI rank: -4 Adolescent birth rate: 32.8 Females ...
How Europe is slowly dying despite an increasing world population
Daily Telegraph - 2/16/2015 8:24:36 AM
That means we are a dying country." But the outlook for the rest of Europe and the West is not that different, especially in eastern Europe where World Bank data shows the average birth rate in central Europe and the Baltic countries is 12.6 per 1,000 ...
World Hepatitis Day: Here is what you should know about the 'silent killer' disease
Firstpost - 7/28/2016 11:05:50 AM
As we observe World Hepatitis Day on 28 July, take this alarming fact: There are over 52 million Indians infected with viral hepatitis in the country, reported The Times ... viral hepatitis is driving rates of liver cancer and cirrhosis and is causing ...
The U.S. Has a Preterm Birth Rate Not Much Lower Than Some Underdeveloped Countries
News Week - 5/10/2015 11:56:58 PM
Either way, it’s clear that the U.S. still has a long way to go; the countries with the highest rates of preterm births include Brazil, India, Nigeria and the U.S. The average preterm birth rate among the poorest nations in the world is 12 percent.
Yes, the World Is Going Berserk, but Inner Peace Is Still Possible
New York Times - 7/20/2016 10:13:53 PM
Previous studies showed that people living in cities risked experiencing anxiety and mood disorders at a much higher rate than noncity dwellers ... the anonymity the online world affords. The digital economy has given birth to dozens of online meal ...