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
In The World’s Poorest Countries, Demand For Birth Control Is Increasing But Access To It Isn’t
Think Progress - 5/17/2013 3:34:20 PM
The women who want to prevent pregnancy but don’t have access to modern forms of birth control are concentrated mostly in poorer countries, and those countries are lagging far behind wealthier nations when it comes to ensuring women’s ...
Israel's Poverty Rate The Highest In Developed World
The Huffington Post - 5/15/2013 5:24:05 PM
"The planned cuts in child allowance will increase the number of families living below the poverty line. An additional 30,000-40,000 children will be under the poverty line, which currently stands at NIS4,000 per month ($1,091) for a couple ...
The Best and Worst Places in the World for Mothers
The Huffington Post - 5/17/2013 10:15:12 PM
Last week, Save the Children released its 14 th annual State of the World's Mothers report, ranking the best and worst countries to be a mother. I've been tracking this report for years, and while it's always sobering to see how many countries, including ...
Poor Countries Lack Modern Contraception
Voice of America - 5/20/2013 9:54:20 AM
A new study says little is being done to meet the growing demand for modern contraception methods in poor countries. The Guttmacher Institute says there’s an increasing desire for smaller families. Guttmacher says between 2003 and 2012 the ...
Prague Metro Plans ‘Love Carriage’ For Lonely Singles, As Czech Marriage And Birth Rates Plunge
International Business Times - 5/16/2013 11:56:36 PM
Lonely Czechs in the city of Prague may have a new way to meet that special someone -- the local subway system is providing carriages specifically for singles, in hopes that they will mingle and eventually develop relationships leading to marriage.
WHO statistics show narrowing health gap between countries with best and worst health status
HealthCanal - 5/15/2013 2:25:07 PM
Some countries that were among those with the world’s highest child mortality rates in 1990 – including Bangladesh, Bhutan, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Madagascar, Nepal, Rwanda, Senegal and Timor-Leste – have improved child survival to such ...
CHRISTIAN NEOCONS WANT A WHITER WORLD
American Reporter - 5/18/2013 3:30:10 AM
You might think that it is good news that ... while they are rising in non-white, non-Christian nations. According to conservatives, because women in the so-called civilized world are not producing enough white Christian babies, the West will be swamped ...
Major Breakthrough in IVF Treatment Raises Success Rate by 60 Pct
natureworldnews.com - 5/19/2013 3:57:36 AM
A major breakthrough in fertility treatment occurred this week with a new in-vitro fertilization (IVF) technique which claims to boost the chances of a successful birth by almost 60 percent and is already being dubbed the most significant ...
Preterm Birth Rates Declining, U.S. Report Shows
Medicine Net - 5/19/2013 4:04:46 AM
Howse noted the 4% drop between 2006 and 2008 means that "21,000 babies were spared the serious health risks of a premature birth." However, Howse also thinks it's too early to call it a trend. Several factors may be contributing to the decline ...
Seven Voting Reforms Other Countries Have Used To Boost Their Turnout Rate
Think Progress - 5/15/2013 9:20:18 PM
we would find ourselves ranked lower than war-torn countries like Sierra Leone, massive countries like Indonesia, and baby democracies like East Timor. Despite our status as the world’s oldest democracy, just over half (53.6 percent ...
World’s Biggest Volatility Jump Spurs Fund Outflow
Bloomberg - 5/20/2013 1:54:44 AM
Government bonds issued by Group of Seven countries excluding Japan have returned 18 percent this year in yen terms, compared with 0.55 percent for Japan’s government bonds, Bank of America Merrill Lynch indexes show. Japan’s five-year note ...
‘Poor countries lagging in modern contraceptive use’
The Hindu - 5/19/2013 1:20:08 AM
Poorest countries within the developing world lag far behind higher-income developing countries in meeting the demand for modern contraception, says a study. Between 2003 and 2012, the total number of women wanting to avoid pregnancy and needing ...
Developing World to Dominate Global Investment by 2030
ipsnews.net - 5/17/2013 12:39:33 AM
WASHINGTON, May 17 2013 (IPS) - Over the next decade and a half, a major global shift will result in the developing world controlling roughly half of the world’s capital, up from less than a third today. According to new scenarios released Thursday by ...
Life lessons: Southern NM teen birth rates fall, but still above U.S. average
Las Cruces Sun-News - 5/13/2013 8:46:53 PM
The teen birth rate in Doña Ana County has steadily dropped from 79.2 births per 1,000 girls ages 15 to 19 in 2006 to 55.5 births ... southern New Mexico at 78.8 births per 1,000 girls in 2011. Hobbs implemented "abstinence plus" sex ed at ...
Fishing For Yield In A World Of Liquidity
Seeking Alpha - 5/20/2013 12:46:08 PM
Switzerland, like Japan, is a country that has worked hard of late to become more predictable. Although the EUR/USD exchange rate from 2007 into 2013 looks extremely volatile, the EUR/CHF exchange rate through the same period offers a rather gentle ...