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
Low birth rates can actually pay off in the U.S. and other countries
UC Berkeley News Center - 10/9/2014 6:22:35 PM
BERKELEY — Having fewer children can actually boost a country’s standard of living As birth rates decline in many countries that ... East-West Center in Hawaii suggests that in much of the world, it actually pays to have fewer children.
Did Russia Really Boost Its Birthrate by Promising New Mothers Prize Money and Refrigerators?
Slate - 10/13/2014 6:32:10 PM
... with worries about population decline—birthrates are falling below the replacement fertility rate in nearly every industrialized country in the world. Russia, though, has faced a significantly more dramatic demographic bust than most places. Thanks ...
Low birth rates can actually pay off: Having fewer children can boost a country's standard of living, experts say
Science Daily - 10/13/2014 1:28:32 AM
and the East-West Center in Hawaii suggests that in much of the world, it actually pays to have fewer children. The results challenge previous assumptions about population growth. Researchers in 40 countries correlated birth rates with economic data and ...
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 ...
The 10 Countries with the Highest Life Expectancy in the World
INSIDER MONKEY - 10/10/2014 4:16:44 AM
Countries with a good health care system, low rates of violence and less poverty are ... they are currently the ninth longest-lived people in the world. 8. Hong Kong Life expectancy at birth (Years) – 82.12 Due to the well balanced and healthy diet ...
Even in the safest country in the world, birth is a risk
Sydney Morning Herald - 8/9/2013 12:07:20 PM
Australia is one of the safest countries ... world,'' says Hannah Dahlen, a University of Western Sydney midwifery professor and spokeswoman for the Australian College of Midwives. ''The biggest [maternal] death rate is nine to 12 months after birth ...
AMERICA AND WESTERN COUNTRIES: BECOMING THE WORLD'S REFUGEE CAMPS
News With Views - 10/10/2014 6:04:06 AM
and already importing over 50 percent of its food from First World countries, expects to add another 30 million by mid century. The Arab world simply refuses to reduce its birth rates to live within the “carrying capacity” of that desert-sand-no rain ...
Dropping birth rates threaten global economic growth
CBS News - 5/7/2014 3:42:49 PM
birth rates are back where they were in the early 1970s. In other countries, women who put off having children in the recession might play catch up soon, as they did after World War II. Demographers note that women were having children later in life even ...
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 ...
These 8 maps show the median age of every country on Earth
The Week Magazine - 10/15/2014 11:05:59 AM
Japan and Germany are tied for the world's oldest countries, with median ages of 46.1. Germany's declining birth rate might mean that its population will decrease by 19 percent, shrinking to 66 million by 2060. An aging population has a huge economic ...
The world's most miserable countries
USA Today - 5/25/2014 12:33:50 AM
Four of the most miserable countries had estimated inflation rates of at least 5% last year ... As of 2011, life expectancy at birth was an abysmal 49 years in Chad, among the lowest in the world. Less than 2% of the population in Chad, largely a desert ...
Could South Korea's Low Birth Rate Really Mean Extinction?
NBC News - 8/27/2014 10:26:52 PM
... 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. The report is the ...
Having more kids isn’t best for every country
Futurity - 10/9/2014 11:59:02 PM
Declining birth rates in many countries, including parts of Europe and East Asia, threaten economic slowdown associated with aging populations. In much of the world, however, it actually pays to have fewer children. These findings, published in Science ...
American Way of Birth, Costliest in the World
New York Times - 7/1/2013 3:13:46 AM
So the couple had to approach the nine months that led to the birth of their daughter in May like an ... drugs — far higher numbers than those of other developed countries and far above rates that the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists ...
Fertility Rate is Collapsing in Many Unexpected Countries
Value Walk - 9/4/2013 8:16:04 AM
I write about this every now and then, because the human fertility rate is falling ... that the high birth rates have little global impact. Also, AIDS consumes their population, as do wars, malnutrition, etc. The Arab world is also slowing in population ...