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, 2014See also: Population growth rate map
Rapid population growth reason behind problems: Dr. Ebad
The Frontier Post - 2/12/2016 5:19:51 AM
KARACHI (APP): Governor Sindh, Dr. Ishrat-ul-Ebad Khan on Thursday said that rapid population growth rate is a reason behind ... development is actually development of the country. Dr. Ebad said that the world accepts about 70 to 80 per cent elimination ...
Majority of Silicon Valley employees foreign born: Report
Economic Times - 2/13/2016 10:33:38 AM
Thirty-seven per cent of tech hub's population are non-US citizens who entered the country to fill a specific ... CEO of Joint Venture. "This growth just keeps accelerating. We are now adding jobs at a rate we haven't seen in 15 years, and that's powering ...
10 Countries With the Largest Projected Population Growth: American Exceptionalism
The Huffington Post - 1/31/2012 5:41:37 AM
2011 marked the announcement that the world's population had reached 7 billion ... (having more immigration than emigration). Internal growth rates are strongly predicted by factors like the country's age distribution, desired family size, life expectancy ...
Quality of schools is critical for economic growth in developing countries, Stanford expert says
Stanford News - 2/8/2016 6:03:22 PM
Stanford economist Eric Hanushek said that a country's economic growth ... population, or the "knowledge capital" of a nation. The quality rather than the quantity of education is key to boosting a nation's economy, especially in the developing world ...
Affordable Housing Market in BRIC 2016-2020 - Banking Sectors Fueling Growth in BRIC Countries - Research and Markets
Financial Content - 2/12/2016 2:52:31 PM
According to the report, with BRIC countries accounting for nearly half of the world's middle-class population ... market growth by providing easy access to loans and offering funding for affordable housing at reasonable interest rates.
Is Britain full? Home truths about the population panic
The Guardian - 2/9/2016 5:55:02 PM
The UK population is growing unusually fast, too. At the present rate of progress ... “Our self-image is an old and constrained country. We find it hard to be positive about population growth. But it has boosted economic growth. It has made austerity ...
Renewable energy to provide 15 percent of world power by 2035
farandulife.com - 2/13/2016 1:22:27 AM
The growth rate of carbon emissions over the period is seen ... on extracting new reserves to meet strong demand for energy from developing countries and a growth in the world population. "The role of shale gas is more pronounced with its share in global ...
BP forecasts renewables' rapid growth
Ambiente Já - 2/13/2016 1:00:58 AM
BP has today offered its most upbeat assessment to date of the propsects for the clean energy sector, acknowledging that a low carbon transition is underway, while highlighting stellar growth rates ... countries and a growth in the world population.
The Daily Star - 2/4/2016 6:58:14 PM
“Although this average growth of six percent is described by many as a trap, it put Bangladesh among the fastest growing countries in the world during ... vast young population and global connectivity. To achieve growth rates similar to that of the ...
The Future of World Religions: Population Growth Projections, 2010-2050
The Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life Project - 4/2/2015 1:43:28 PM
all of the world’s major religious groups are poised for at least some growth in absolute numbers in the coming decades. The global Buddhist population is expected to be fairly stable because of low fertility rates and aging populations in countries such ...
Google India Head Says Growth In Villages Could Double Country’s Internet User Base To 700 Million By 2020
International Business Times - 2/10/2016 8:06:52 AM
NEW DELHI — India’s sprawling rural population of over 800 million people presents an untapped reservoir of growth ... The world’s largest shipping company reported an 84 percent plunge in its 2015 profits amid a sharp drop in freight rates and ...
UN Urges the World to Eliminate Female Genital Mutilation by 2030
Student Operated Press - 2/6/2016 2:09:31 PM
The most senior United Nations officials are urging the world to eliminate female genital mutilation ... more girls and women than estimated in 2014.This is due to population growth in some countries and nationally representative data collected by the ...
UN study "contradicts" Make in India claim: Urban population growth to slow down in decades to come
Counterview - 2/4/2016 10:25:49 PM
the pace of growth is likely to go down, and will be far away from the world average. The data in the report show that, in fact, the pace of urbanization in India has been going down ever since the 1970s, when the annual rate of change of urban population ...
STOPPING ISLAMIC IMMIGRATION IS A MATTER OF SURVIVAL FOR WESTERN COUNTRIES
Liberty News Online - 2/10/2016 4:10:39 AM
In April last year, the renowned nonpartisan Pew Research Center released a report on the future growth of world religions ... Europe’s Islamic population, boosted by higher birth rates and immigration, will nearly double, from 43 million people in ...
A fascinating, pessimistic history of U.S. economic growth
Idaho Statesman - 2/12/2016 5:27:01 AM
Health improvements, largely in urban sanitation, fostered a “natural increase” in population. We had a high savings rate and we attracted ... understanding the sources of growth and of how growth has played out in our own country is vital.