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
How Europe is slowly dying despite an increasing world population
Daily Telegraph - 2/16/2015 8:24:36 AM
Beatrice Lorenzin, the minister of health, has called Italy “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 ...
Italy's birth rate drops to its lowest level in 150 years as economy tanks
Daily Mail - 2/14/2015 7:44:01 AM
Eurostat According to European statistics website Eurostat's most recent figures, Azerbaijan had the highest birth rate in the EU at a whopping ... and to 84.9 years for women. Developed countries the world over are counting the cost of an ageing ...
UK Muslim population of 26 million by 2051?
The Commentator - 2/23/2015 11:54:02 PM
Maybe so. That too needs debating. It is true, after all, that birth rates are falling in most parts of the world, including many Muslim countries. According to the biologist Matt Ridley (The Rational Optimist), one of the most curious and beneficial facts ...
Italy: a “dying country”
MercatorNet - 2/16/2015 5:54:17 AM
Usually countries in the western world with low birth rates have relied on immigration to prop up their populations. This is true also of Italy which had over 300,000 immigrants arrive in 2013 according to Wiki. Worryingly, however, the immigration rate ...
India could be the world's most important solar market
The Business Insider - 2/22/2015 7:37:31 PM
In the early 2000s, Europe's feed-in tariffs gave birth ... a rapid rate. Now, the U.S. and Japan are growing demand based on market forces, not subsidies or government mandates. But the biggest prize in the solar industry could be India. The country ...
Nigeria: Preterm Birth, Largest Killer of Newborns On the Rampage
AllAfrica - 2/20/2015 11:57:36 PM
Nigeria has the 3rd highest burden of premature babies in the world after India and China. Globally, prematurity is the leading cause of death in children under the age of 5, and in almost all countries with reliable data, preterm birth rates are increasing.
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 ...
Can we eradicate some of the world’s worst diseases by 2030?
The Verge - 2/25/2015 3:01:57 PM
the World Health Organization estimates that over 2 million people tested positive in 2013. That year, the rate of children who died before the age of five in sub-Saharan Africa was double that of the worldwide average. And conflicts in countries like ...
Europe Is Still a Second-Rate Power
Daily Beast - 2/20/2015 11:57:36 PM
Even under two of the most incompetent administrations in our country’s long history ... Then there is Europe’s rapidly aging population, a natural product of low birth rates, which also imposes enormous burdens on the region’s economy.
Railway Budget 2015: We can ensure re-birth of Indian Railways, says Suresh Prabhu
Economic Times - 2/26/2015 8:34:13 AM
NEW DELHI: Stating that his government can ensure 're-birth of Indian Railways', Rail Minister Suresh ... role in PM Narendra Modi's ambition of eliminating poverty from the country. "I thank people for giving me this opportunity. PM challenged us when ...
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 ...
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 ...
Don’t worry about our high birth rate. Let’s have as many babies as we can!
Saudi Gazette - 2/19/2015 8:59:49 PM
In the United Kingdom, a baby is born every five minutes, while in Third World countries a baby is born every minute. The birth rate for the latter is likely to increase in the future with no signs of decreasing. It is apparent that we have a better and ...