Definition: The average annual percent change in the population, resulting from a surplus (or deficit) of births over deaths and the balance of migrants entering and leaving a country. The rate may be positive or negative. The growth rate is a factor in determining how great a burden would be imposed on a country by the changing needs of its people for infrastructure (e.g., schools, hospitals, housing, roads), resources (e.g., food, water, electricity), and jobs. Rapid population growth can be seen as threatening by neighboring countries.
Source: CIA World Factbook - Unless otherwise noted, information in this page is accurate as of January 1, 2012See also: Population growth rate map
US Economists Warn on China, India Growth Slowdown
The Diplomat - 10/24/2014 7:23:32 PM
According to the two U.S. economists, growth in Asia’s billion-plus population “giants” of China and ... about the strength of regression to the mean in growth rates…Developing country growth rates are strongly episodic and large (and apparently ...
Realising China’s sustainable growth rate
Financial Times - 10/24/2014 1:25:38 PM
The Summers-Pritchett study is a statistical exercise drawing on cross-country experiences ... with its slow growth scenario. In contrast, staid institutions such as the World Bank and International Monetary Fund foresee annual growth rates closer to ...
World population to keep growing this century, hit 11 billion by 2100
washington.edu - 9/19/2014 10:18:04 AM
18 in the journal Science includes the most up-to-date numbers for future world ... population report to use modern statistics, known as Bayesian statistics, that combines all available information to generate better predictions. Most of the anticipated ...
Germany: 25 years later and no looking back
CNN - 10/15/2014 11:59:04 PM
(CNN)-- Not so long ago, Germany was vilified for its slow economic growth ... 5.3% unemployment rate is the second lowest in the EU. Germany exports more merchandise than any other country aside from China, and its share of total world trade is larger ...
Singapore to further cut vehicle population growth rate
Xinhua News Agency - 10/16/2014 12:30:41 PM
SINGAPORE, Oct. 16 (Xinhua) -- Singapore will cut the annual growth rate of its vehicle population to 0.25 percent between February 2015 and January 2018, from the current 0.5 percent, the Land Transport Authority said on Thursday. The authority said that ...
Do poor countries really get richer?
The Economist online - 9/18/2014 11:55:18 PM
But, says a new paper by two World Bank economists ... the bottom 20% of countries in 1960, over the subsequent fifty years, saw an average annual growth rate in real per-capita GDP of 2.2%. (The richest 20% only mustered 2.1%.) In fact, over the last ...
Asia Pacific seen to drive global growth in travel
Inquirer - 10/24/2014 5:43:20 PM
Cheaper ticket prices and a booming global population will drive growth in the air passenger ... That would account for 42 percent of global passenger traffic, with its 4.9-percent annual growth rate the highest alongside the Middle East, IATA said.
World Should Prepare for 11 Billion or More People
Scientific American - 9/18/2014 11:55:18 PM
In the 1970s, the world reached peak child—the highest rate of human population growth. Since then, countries in Asia, the Americas, Australia and Europe have all seen birth rates decline dramatically and in Africa, the number of children in families has ...
The 10 Countries Most Affected by Hunger
Mashable - 10/24/2014 8:49:26 PM
The following chart, created by statistics portal Statista, shows the countries with the worst hunger levels based on three unweighted averages (hence why some numbers look like they exceed 100%): the percentage of the population that is undernourished ...
Earth’s Population Could Reach 12.3 Billion by 2100, Scientists Say
sci-news.com - 9/19/2014 5:13:15 PM
The scientists found there’s an 80 % probability that world population in 2100 will be between 9.6 and 12.3 billion. Most of the anticipated growth is in Africa ... “In a given year and country the fertility rate might be half a child higher, but ...
MAULDIN: We Shouldn't Be The Least Bit Surprised By Sluggish Global Growth
The Business Insider - 10/24/2014 6:11:58 PM
Econometric studies have shown that a country’s growth rate will lose about 25% of its “normal experience growth rate” when this occurs. Further, as debt relative to GDP moves above critical threshold levels, some researchers have found the negative ...
Asia needs policy coordination amid slower growth
Times Union - 10/22/2014 11:47:47 AM
Countries ... growth was of higher quality, using less energy and producing less pollution. The meeting's closing statement emphasized the importance to the global recovery of the APEC economies, which account for about 40 percent of the world's population ...
Report: Nearly 2.5 Million Immigrants from 'Predominantly Muslim Countries' Reside Inside U.S. Right Now
Breitbart News - 9/23/2014 11:56:32 PM
Approximately 2.5 million immigrants from “predominantly Muslim countries ... population “hit a record 41.3 million in July 2013.” “The sending regions with the largest increases from 2010 to 2013 were South Asia (up 373,000, 16 percent growth ...
The coming financial crisis: a harbinger of world renewal?
presstv.com - 10/24/2014 10:33:50 AM
making them particularly vulnerable to financial crisis at a time when their economic growth rate is also stagnating. The impact of debt will, of course, be most keenly felt in developing countries. According to the Jubilee Debt Campaign, reckless lending ...