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
Netherlands Has U.S. Rate Of Teen Sex, But Far Less Pregnancy, Abortion
Opposing Views - 3/26/2015 9:15:35 PM
The Guttmacher Institute released a study earlier this year entitled, "Adolescent Pregnancy, Birth, and Abortion Rates Across Countries: Levels and Recent Trends." In a press release, the Guttmacher Institute said that among developed nations, pregnancy ...
Pope on Low Birth Rates: Excluding Children Produces a ‘Sad and Gray Society’
CNS News - 3/18/2015 2:41:13 AM
Everyone!” According to Pew researchers, for most developed countries a woman over her lifetime needs to have an average of at least two children in order for a generation to replace itself. In Italy, the birth rate has been declining for many years.
Germany needs more immigration from non-EU countries - study
Reuters - 3/27/2015 2:40:41 PM
The total number of foreigners registered by the end of 2014 was 8.2 million, the highest since records began in 1967, in a country of just over 80 million people. But as the whole of Europe grapples with shrinking birth rates and aging populations ...
Immigrants’ lower birth rate bodes ill for Social Security
The Herald of Everett - 3/19/2015 11:54:12 PM
Ideas make their own way in this world and even good ones sometimes take ... perhaps because immigrants adopt the social values of their new country. The report states that, “the birth rate for women in their reproductive years (ages 15 to 50) declined ...
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 ...
Watching over birth rates
Sun Star - 3/21/2015 3:30:45 PM
... senior population loses work efficiency so that workers and strangers from other countries fill up local labor. Birth rate in the Philippines is higher than the world average, even of the Southeast Asian region. Women living in the towns and the rural ...
The world's ageing population
France 24 - 3/24/2015 9:43:36 AM
The world is ageing quickly, due to improving health care and low birth rates. Developed and developing countries alike need to take urgent action if they're to support the elderly without imposing a stifling burden on the young. VIDEOGRAPHIC
Kenya: The Lottery of Birth in Kenya
AllAfrica - 3/22/2015 11:57:48 PM
The Lottery of Birth report, based on inaugural analysis of disaggregated data from 87 low and middle income countries around the world, reveals that in more than three quarters of these countries inequalities in child survival rates are actually worsening ...
Japanese Yen: The Next Currency Set to Fail
Value Walk - 3/28/2015 5:49:47 AM
Japan’s growing problem is two pronged: It has heinous demographics. Japan is the most rapidly aging country in the world because of atrociously low birth rates and a xenophobic mindset toward mass immigration that would allow migrants to repopulate the ...
Japan Eyes Matchmaking, Paternity Leave to Lift Birth Rate
Time - 3/13/2015 5:06:08 PM
The Japanese government is so worried about the country’s low birth rate that it’s thinking about getting into the matchmaking game. The number of births in Japan fell to a record low for the fourth year in a row, with just over one million newborns in ...
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 ...
Here’s a map of the best and worst countries to be a mother
Washington Post - 5/8/2013 10:30:03 AM
The U.S. preterm birth rate (1 in 8 births) is one of the highest in the industrialized world (second only to Cyprus). In fact, 130 countries from all across the world have lower preterm birth rates than the United States. The U.S. prematurity rate is ...
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 ...
How Europe is slowly dying despite an increasing world population
Daily Telegraph - 2/16/2015 8:24:36 AM
Despite a world population growth rate of 1.2 per cent - according to UN data from 2010, revised in 2012 - the West is seeing lower population rates, usually below 10 per cent and birth rates substantially lower compared to developing countries.