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
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 ...
Pope on Low Birth Rates: Excluding Children Produces a ‘Sad and Gray Society’
CNS News - 3/18/2015 2:41:13 AM
Everyone!” According to Pew researchers, for most developed countries a woman over her lifetime needs to have an average of at least two children in order for a generation to replace itself. In Italy, the birth rate has been declining for many years.
Immigrants’ lower birth rate bodes ill for Social Security
The Herald of Everett - 3/19/2015 11:54:12 PM
Ideas make their own way in this world and even good ones sometimes take ... perhaps because immigrants adopt the social values of their new country. The report states that, “the birth rate for women in their reproductive years (ages 15 to 50) declined ...
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 ...
Largest Rhino Airlift Ever to Move 100 At-Risk Animals
National Geographic - 3/30/2015 9:32:19 PM
Joubert and his wife Beverly launched a nonprofit campaign last year called Rhinos Without Borders, which recently moved ten rhinos from overcrowded reserves in South Africa to an undisclosed staging area in a protected part of the country. The animals are ...
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 ...
Sadhus write letters to RSS in BLOOD as they call for birth control law
Pakistan Defence - 3/30/2015 1:01:05 AM
there are enough sensible males in the world presently to ... And about the statistics, those are the latest census info. Maybe I am mistaken but its quite latest data. Then you have pure islamic countries like Saudi Arabia, UAE which is the heaven for ...
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 ...