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
Baby Blues in Europe as Birth Rate Declines
CNBC - 5/21/2013 5:49:46 AM
The latest report from Europe's main statistics agency suggests that the European financial crisis has had an impact on birth rates across the continent since 2008, data supported by evidence from European demographic experts and a U.K.-wide parenting forum.
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
About 222 million women in developing countries want to use birth control but aren’t currently able to access a modern contraceptive method, and nearly three quarters of those women live in the world’s poorest countries. “Unless the ...
IG of the Day: Teen Birth Rate
baconsrebellion.com - 5/22/2013 1:26:43 PM
This map, posted by Richard Florida to the Atlantic Cities blog, shows state-by-state variations in the teen birth rate. Florida makes an unconvincing case that ties higher teen birth rates to the practice of religion, posture on birth control ...
Nearly all U.S. states see big drop in teen birth rate
Denver Post - 5/23/2013 1:29:42 AM
NEW YORK — The nation's record-low teen birth rate stems from robust declines in nearly every state, but most dramatically in several Mountain States and among Latinos, according to a new government report. All states but West Virginia and ...
The Best and Worst Places in the World for Mothers
The Huffington Post - 5/17/2013 10:15:12 PM
U.S. women are 10 times as likely as women in Estonia, Greece ... "Three things kill babies on the first day: prematurity, birth complications, and severe infections," says Miles. "The best things a pregnant woman can do, no matter where she lives in ...
BBC poll: Germany most popular country in the world
BBC Online - 5/22/2013 10:59:22 PM
Germany is the most positively viewed nation in the world in this year's annual Country Ratings Poll for the BBC World Service. More than 26,000 people were surveyed internationally for the poll. They were asked to rate 16 countries and the ...
World Bank’s Kim Says Health Coverage Can End Poverty
Bloomberg - 5/21/2013 8:44:33 PM
World Bank President Jim Yong Kim said universal health insurance coverage in ... as people are in the private sector.” The United Nations General Assembly adopted a resolution last year on affordable universal health care, urging countries ...
Maine’s death rate now higher than its birth rate
Lifesite - 5/20/2013 9:00:03 PM
The state's birth rate has steadily fallen over the last 23 years ... Maine's population has the highest percentage of Baby Boomers in the country, 29.4 percent. “A few aspects of Maine’s demographic picture stand out: an older population with a ...
CHRISTIAN NEOCONS WANT A WHITER WORLD
American Reporter - 5/21/2013 3:12:17 AM
This is slowing the population growth rate, though it is still high in many countries ... as our nation's birth rate is right at the replacement level. Lifespans have increased worldwide, so the world's population is getting older. But it's more than ...
More Women Using Modern Contraceptives in Developing World
Medscape News - 5/21/2013 8:37:24 PM
The researchers counted women who wanted to avoid pregnancy but were using no birth control or traditional methods, such as withdrawal or periodic abstinence, as having unmet needs. They excluded women who were infertile, pregnant, planning a pregnancy ...
Why America's Falling Birth Rate Is Sensational News for the Pet Industry
Atlantic Online - 5/20/2013 6:22:34 PM
here's another way to think of what this data shows: The more married Americans that shy away from parenthood in the future, the better it'll be for the Purinas of the world. Investors, take note.
Preterm Birth Rates Declining, U.S. Report Shows
Medicine Net - 5/19/2013 4:04:46 AM
"We now take more of a prevention mode," he said. In addition, conditions that lead to premature delivery such as diabetes and high blood pressure are also managed better, he pointed out. "We have been more aggressive in trying to stabilize those diseases ...
Developing World to Dominate Global Investment by 2030
ipsnews.net - 5/17/2013 12:39:33 AM
According to new scenarios released Thursday by the World Bank, developing countries could control some 158 trillion dollars (at 2010 rates) by 2030, particularly in East Asia and Latin America. By that time, the developing world could account for 87 to 93 ...
Falling yen may help Japan, but proving a headache for other countries, especially in Asia
Washington Post - 5/22/2013 7:50:16 AM
But the slide in the yen also has raised the possibility of a “currency war” — where countries use their exchange rates as an economic weapon. Gyrations in exchange rates can hurt business confidence and investment, and if other countries respond to ...
World’s Biggest Volatility Jump Spurs Fund Outflow
Bloomberg - 5/20/2013 1:54:44 AM
Investors are starting to flee what used to be the slowest-moving major debt market after Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda’s stimulus caused price swings to increase by the most in the world this ... higher interest rates that could ...