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 12:43:46 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 ...
Birth rates: What factors influence family size?
Fond du Lac Reporter - 5/22/2013 8:54:42 AM
“My decision was based on how many I could afford to give the basics and education ... whether both parents now work, the cost of raising and educating children, the availability of birth control, and even the decrease in individual family ...
The Best and Worst Places in the World for Mothers
The Huffington Post - 5/17/2013 10:15:12 PM
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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
However, there are serious issues behind all this. As with many other European countries, the Czech Republic is witnessing falling birth rates and declining number of marriages. According to Eurostat, the statistical arm of the European Union, the 27 ...
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 all countries can ... direct payments at the point of delivery.” Eliminating point-of-service fees will be critical to improving access to health care for the ...
IVF Breakthrough as Time Lapse Imaging Triples Live Birth Rate
International Business Times - 5/17/2013 10:12:13 AM
A fertility clinic in Nottingham has developed a technique to increase the live birth rate, which has been described as the biggest breakthrough in IVF treatment for years. Share article Care Fertility has developed a time lapse imaging technique that ...
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 ...
Israel's Poverty Rate The Highest In Developed World
The Huffington Post - 5/15/2013 5:24:05 PM
The newspaper notes that with a poverty rate of 20.9 percent, Israel scores lowest out of 34 economically developed countries. The country also has one of the biggest gaps between its rich and poor in the developed world . In the new report on ...
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.
More Women Using Modern Contraceptives in Developing World
Medscape News - 5/21/2013 8:37:24 PM
implants, injectable drugs, contraceptive pills, male condoms, or other supply methods such as vaginal spermicides. The researchers counted women who wanted to avoid pregnancy but were using no birth control or traditional methods, such as withdrawal or ...
Israel has highest poverty rate in the developed world, OECD report shows
Haaretz - 5/15/2013 6:21:21 PM
Israel is the most impoverished of the 34 economically developed countries, with a poverty rate of 20.9%, according to a report released by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development on Wednesday. Israel's poor population has grown more than ...
Preterm Birth Rates Declining, U.S. Report Shows
Medicine Net - 5/19/2013 4:04:46 AM
Among Hispanic women, the rate of preterm deliveries dropped from 12.3% in 2007 to 12.1% in 2008. This decline followed a small increase in preterm births from 2006 to 2007, the researchers noted. Preterm births also dropped across the country, with 35 ...
Falling yen may help Japan, but proving a headache for other countries, especially in Asia
Washington Post - 5/22/2013 7:50:16 AM
Japan insists the yen has weakened due to extreme monetary easing aimed at breaking out of deflationary stagnation ... and if other countries respond to the falling yen by debasing their currencies, Japan could be back to square one.