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
Could South Korea's Low Birth Rate Really Mean Extinction?
NBC News - 8/27/2014 8:53:48 PM
... 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. The report is the ...
Israel leaders in birth rate, but poverty major challenge
The Jerusalem Post - 8/21/2014 12:29:42 AM
Report on developed countries finds mothers have average of three kids, 1 in 3 children living in sub-standard conditions. While Israel has the highest birth rate in the developed world, and provides an exceptionally supportive environment for working ...
The mystery of the falling teen birth rate
Vox - 8/20/2014 2:14:05 PM
We talked to others around the country, and they were all seeing a very ... But then you have to answer the question: what in the world are we doing?" The massive decline in teen birth rates is undeniably good news for public health advocates.
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 ...
Why South Korea predicts its end will come in 2750
Washington Post - 8/31/2014 1:58:03 AM
While the world's average number is estimated between ... suffer from low birth rates. Low birth rates don't have to be synonymous with a population decrease. Countries such as the United States, for example, have been able to counteract their low ...
High-birth Niger Strives to Lower Maternal Mortality
Sudan Vision - 8/27/2014 2:48:44 PM
With the world's highest birth rate in a country where first-time mothers are often barely past puberty, having a baby in impoverished Niger can be tantamount to a death sentence. The West African state and humanitarian groups have worked to slash both ...
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 ...
What you can tell about a country’s future by looking at its gender balance
THE CONVERSATION - 8/27/2014 11:59:55 PM
Both countries have a problem with sex-selective abortions and higher rates of female child mortailty ... Its sex ratio at birth was the highest in the world in 1990, peaking at 117 (54% boys). Only ten years earlier it had been normal – just at the ...
Dropping birth rates threaten global economic growth
CBS News - 5/8/2014 12:25:22 AM
It also sent birth rates tumbling ... A return to "normal" growth is unlikely: Economic growth of 3 percent a year in developed countries, the average over four decades, had been considered a natural rate of expansion, sure to return once damage from ...
Which countries have the world’s highest murder rates? U.N. releases report
Fox 13 Now - Salt Lake City - 4/10/2014 11:52:58 PM
(CNN) — Honduras has the world’s highest murder rate, according to a United Nations report released on Thursday. There were 90.4 homicides per 100,000 people in Honduras in 2012, according to this year’s report from the U.N. Office of Drugs and Crime.
The happiest countries in the world
USA Today - 5/10/2014 4:15:03 PM
Unemployment rates and life expectancy at birth which measures income inequality after taxes and transfer payments, for each country, were also based on data from the OECD. > Life expectancy: 82.8 years (the highest) For the second consecutive year ...
U.S. Has Highest Mortality Rate for Newborns of any Industrialized Country
AllGov - 5/9/2013 11:54:45 AM
Save the Children blames some of the problem on babies being born too early in the U.S., where the preterm birth rate (1 in 8 births) is one of the highest in the industrialized world and second only to Cyprus. “In fact, 130 countries from all across the ...
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 ...
The 10 Poorest Countries in the World
Fox Business - 9/14/2012 6:51:50 PM
This story was originally published by 24/7 Wall St. However, compared to the poorest countries in the world, the poverty rate in the U.S. is relatively ... Few nations have a lower life expectancy at birth than Swaziland, where the average person is ...
Think We're the Most Entrepreneurial Country In the World? Not So Fast
The Atlantic - 10/2/2012 1:58:28 PM
America's entrepreneurial streak is one of the things that, theoretically, is supposed to make us exceptional as a country ... the world when it comes to building our own businesses? We are, in fact, pretty unexceptional. We Have a Start-up Rate ...