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, 2014See also: Birth rate map
Analysis: More Countries Want More Babies
Inter Press Service - 11/17/2015 4:07:04 PM
a growing number of governments are seeking to raise birth rates. Whereas nearly 40 years ago 13 countries had policies to raise fertility, today the number has increased four-fold to 56, representing more than one-third of the world’s population.
Israel ranks sixth on list of world's healthiest countries
Heritage Florida Jewish News - 11/27/2015 3:48:03 PM
(Israel Hayom/Exclusive to JNS.org) Israel is the sixth-healthiest country in the world and is the only Middle ... including life expectancy from birth, smoking rates among young people, and immunization rates.
Philippines is world’s 7th most gender-equal country
tjcnewspaper.com - 11/20/2015 6:30:50 AM
as the rate of earnings growth continues to comfortably exceed inflation and because, outside a few sectors, skills shortages remain limited. In a report ranking 145 countries around the world, in health and schooling women in Iran obtained a score of 99 ...
Premature Birth Still Top Killer of Young Children, Big Problem in US
Voice of America - 11/17/2015 10:09:09 AM
But preterm birth has not been going down in many countries. It’s been increasing ... Malawi has the highest rate of premature birth in the world. Other posters showed pictures of cities lit up in purple, the color of World Prematurity Day.
Birth Rate Decline Predicted as Rising Heat from Climate Change Puts Chill into Having Sex
AllGov - 11/18/2015 12:52:36 PM
A hotter world could wind ... being noticed in other countries. China, which for years had a one-child policy has responded to the slowing birthrate by allowing couples to have two children. Global Warming Could Harm Birth Rates as Hot Temperatures ...
Japan targets boosting birth rate to increase growth
Pakistan Defence - 11/14/2015 10:19:52 AM
Because Japan, like any homogeneous country, wishes to stay that way i.e. homogeneous ... Japan's shunning of reproduction has more to do with first world problems than anything else. Add in Japan specific problems and the situation looks even more ...
Money spent on birth control doesn’t improve Third World
One News Now - 11/23/2015 11:09:27 PM
Over the next three years, the Gates Foundation will be donating another $120 million into programs for Third World countries to provide birth control and abortion ... if you reduce the infant and child mortality rate, then couples naturally have fewer ...
March Of Dimes Plan Aims To Make United States a Leader In Preterm Birth Prevention
The Business Journal - 11/17/2015 5:44:17 AM
The United States' preterm birth rate was 9.6 percent in 2014 ... groups working together to raise awareness and prevent premature birth in their countries. Through World Prematurity Day and other joint efforts, members call for action to prevent ...
More Sex During South Africa’s World Cup Meant More Boys Nine Months on
The Good Men Project - 11/28/2015 5:59:53 AM
Nine months after South Africa hosted the 2010 football World Cup a disproportionately higher number ... From our statistical analysis, we are 98% certain that this increased birth rate nine months after the tournament was not a coincidence.
25 US states have higher incarceration rates for women than any country in the world
Quartz - 11/19/2015 2:03:00 PM
According to new data compiled by the Prison Policy Initiative, 25 American states have higher incarceration rates than any other jurisdiction in the world–in other words, if states were countries, West Virginia would have the highest imprisonment rate ...
Warning Bell for Developed Countries: Declining Birth Rates
Forbes - 4/20/2012 9:57:30 AM
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 replacement ...
Maternal mortality cut by almost half in 25 years: UN
egyptindependent.com - 11/16/2015 1:52:14 PM
Deaths of women from pregnancy-related causes have fallen by almost half across the world in the past quarter century ... executive director of the UN Population Fund. "Many countries with high maternal death rates will make little progress, or will ...
How Europe is slowly dying despite an increasing world population
Daily Telegraph - 2/16/2015 8:24:36 AM
Despite a world population growth rate of 1.2 per cent - according to UN data from 2010, revised in 2012 - the West is seeing lower population rates, usually below 10 per cent and birth rates substantially lower compared to developing countries.
Mark Gilbert: Let’s pare gender gap by making men take paternity leave
Dallas News - 11/25/2015 12:51:27 PM
The World Economic Forum just published its ... in senior government positions), education (literacy rates and schooling levels), and health and survival (life expectancy and sex ratios at birth). It’s designed to be independent of how developed a ...