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
World Bank backs contraception, sexual health in Sahel region
Reuters - 3/31/2015 3:40:22 PM
a rise in living standards resulting from the falling birth rates that lead to a large working-age population with fewer dependents. That demographic trend played a major role in the economic ascension of Asian countries like Korea and India between the ...
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 ...
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 ...
Germany needs more immigration from non-EU countries - study
Channel News Asia - 3/27/2015 2:55:00 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 ...
Low birth rates can actually pay off in the U.S. and other countries
UC Berkeley News Center - 10/10/2014 7:30:00 AM
The results challenge previous assumptions about population growth. Researchers in 40 countries correlated birth rates with economic data and concluded that a moderately low birth rate – a little below two children per woman – can actually boost a ...
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 ...
The World This Week: Yes, It’s Complicated
Fair Observer - 3/26/2015 11:53:04 PM
They already control Sana’a, the capital city, and large parts of the country. President Abd Rabbuh Mansour Hadi ... Yet the Singaporean model is in question. Falling birth rates and increasing immigration are creating new tensions.
Italy is a 'dying country' says minister as birth rate plummets
theguardian.com - 2/12/2015 11:02:39 PM
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 ...
More than Coca-Cola and the world’s busiest airport
BBC - 3/31/2015 3:04:35 PM
Business will boom in Atlanta in 2015, according to economist Marci Rossell, who predicts 140,000 new jobs, making a dent in its 6.4% unemployment rate. Last year Atlanta ... 75 international destinations in 50 countries. Unless you land in the separate ...
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 ...
Could South Korea's Low Birth Rate Really Mean Extinction?
NBC News - 8/27/2014 10:26:52 PM
South Korea’s population will become completely extinct by 2750 if the country’s birth rate of 1.19 children per woman continues. The country currently has one of the lowest fertility rates in the world, leading only Hong Kong, Taiwan, Macau and Singapore.
British village has higher birth rate than world's most densely populated countries
Daily Telegraph - 9/3/2009 7:49:00 AM
A tiny British village has a higher birth rate than the world's five most densely populated countries, official figures show. Cambourne in Cambridgeshire produced 24.1 births per 1,000 women in 2009 - almost double the UK average of 12.1. The village has ...