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
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
The women who want to prevent pregnancy but don’t have access to modern forms of birth control are concentrated mostly in poorer countries, and those countries are lagging far behind wealthier nations when it comes to ensuring women’s ...
Israel's Poverty Rate The Highest In Developed World
The Huffington Post - 5/15/2013 5:24:05 PM
"The planned cuts in child allowance will increase the number of families living below the poverty line. An additional 30,000-40,000 children will be under the poverty line, which currently stands at NIS4,000 per month ($1,091) for a couple ...
Poor Countries Lack Modern Contraception
Voice of America - 5/20/2013 9:54:20 AM
“The Guttmacher Institute for a long time has focused on issues of reproductive health and especially the high rates of unplanned child bearing and unplanned pregnancies across the world – the United States, as well as other countrie
The Best and Worst Places in the World for Mothers
The Huffington Post - 5/17/2013 10:15:12 PM
Last week, Save the Children released its 14 th annual State of the World's Mothers report, ranking the best and worst countries to be a mother. I've been tracking this report for years, and while it's always sobering to see how many countries, including ...
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 ...
Fertility Rate Linked to Television Ownership and Media Exposure
Med India - 5/14/2013 4:20:50 PM
A new study conducted by a Stanford University researcher suggests that television and internet could be the reason why fertility rates are dropping across the world. Martin Lewis analyzed the changing birth rates of nations and compared them ...
CHRISTIAN NEOCONS WANT A WHITER WORLD
American Reporter - 5/18/2013 3:30:10 AM
You might think that it is good news that ... while they are rising in non-white, non-Christian nations. According to conservatives, because women in the so-called civilized world are not producing enough white Christian babies, the West will be swamped ...
Major Breakthrough in IVF Treatment Raises Success Rate by 60 Pct
natureworldnews.com - 5/19/2013 3:57:36 AM
A major breakthrough in fertility treatment occurred this week with a new in-vitro fertilization (IVF) technique which claims to boost the chances of a successful birth by almost 60 percent and is already being dubbed the most significant ...
Preterm Birth Rates Declining, U.S. Report Shows
Medicine Net - 5/19/2013 4:04:46 AM
Furthermore, the number of preterm births are down for all women under 40 regardless of race or ethnicity ... point in this health problem." Over the past 30 years, there have been increases in the preterm birth rate every year, Howse noted.
Why America's Falling Birth Rate Is Sensational News for the Pet Industry
Atlantic Online - 5/20/2013 6:22:34 PM
Conservative writer Jonathan Last, author of What to Expect When Nobody's Expecting, likes to argue that pets are gradually replacing children in the hearts of American couples ... Of course, pet spending also just seems to track pretty closely ...
Seven Voting Reforms Other Countries Have Used To Boost Their Turnout Rate
Think Progress - 5/15/2013 9:20:18 PM
we would find ourselves ranked lower than war-torn countries like Sierra Leone, massive countries like Indonesia, and baby democracies like East Timor. Despite our status as the world’s oldest democracy, just over half (53.6 percent ...
World’s Biggest Volatility Jump Spurs Fund Outflow
Bloomberg - 5/20/2013 1:54:44 AM
Government bonds issued by Group of Seven countries excluding Japan have returned 18 percent this year in yen terms, compared with 0.55 percent for Japan’s government bonds, Bank of America Merrill Lynch indexes show. Japan’s five-year note ...
Life lessons: Southern NM teen birth rates fall, but still above U.S. average
Las Cruces Sun-News - 5/13/2013 8:46:53 PM
The teen birth rate in Doña Ana County has steadily dropped from 79.2 births per 1,000 girls ages 15 to 19 in 2006 to 55.5 births ... southern New Mexico at 78.8 births per 1,000 girls in 2011. Hobbs implemented "abstinence plus" sex ed at ...
Developing countries’ savings to jump to $79tr by 2030
Gulf News - 5/17/2013 12:39:33 AM
Developing countries’ share in global investment is projected to triple by 2030 to three-fifths, from one-fifth in 2000, says the report, titled ‘Capital for the Future: Saving and Investment in an Interdependent World’. Strong saving rates in ...
WHO statistics show narrowing health gap between countries with best and worst health status
WHO - 5/15/2013 10:00:16 AM
Some countries that were among those with the world’s highest child mortality rates in 1990 – including Bangladesh, Bhutan, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Madagascar, Nepal, Rwanda, Senegal and Timor-Leste – have improved child survival to such ...