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
Developing nations around the world aren’t doing enough to ensure that women have access to the family planning services they need, a new report from the Guttmacher Institute finds. The women who want to prevent pregnancy but don’t have ...
Israel's Poverty Rate The Highest In Developed World
The Huffington Post - 5/15/2013 5:24:05 PM
Israel has the highest poverty rate in the developed world, Haaretz concludes based on a new study by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). The newspaper notes that with a poverty rate of 20.9 percent, Israel scores ...
The Best and Worst Places in the World for Mothers
The Huffington Post - 5/17/2013 10:15:12 PM
Afghanistan is great example. In 2011 it was ranked the absolute worst country in the world for mothers. Two short years later, it's more than 30 spots higher on the Mothers' Index (ranking 145 out of 176 countries in 2013). "The reason for the improvement ...
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
said Filip Drapal, spokesman for Ropid. "We want to make life more pleasant. People today have no time to meet. We do not know yet whether the dating car will be the last carriage on each train and whether it will be one work day a week or one an hour.
CHRISTIAN NEOCONS WANT A WHITER WORLD
American Reporter - 5/17/2013 4:42:56 AM
This is slowing the population growth rate, though it is still high in many countries. But religious fundamentalists see catastrophe in the prospect of falling birth rates. Every single member country of the European Union, as well as Canada, Japan and ...
World Health Statistics 2013
ReliefWeb - 5/15/2013 11:19:00 AM
In 1990, countries with the highest rates of women dying in pregnancy and childbirth ... and one million of them die. Preterm birth is the world’s leading killer of newborn babies and the second most important cause of death (after pneumonia ...
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 ... Moreover, fewer preterm infants are being delivered by Cesarean, according to the report. The reasons for the drop in preterm births isn't clear, Martin noted.
World’s Biggest Volatility Jump Spurs Fund Outflow
Bloomberg - 5/20/2013 4:10:44 AM
Japanese money managers bought more overseas bonds than they sold for three straight weeks through May 10, in line with Kuroda’s goal of pushing investors out of sovereign debt and into riskier assets such as foreign notes. While the increase ...
Developing World to Dominate Global Investment by 2030
ipsnews.net - 5/17/2013 12:39:33 AM
According to new scenarios released Thursday by the World Bank, developing countries could control some 158 trillion dollars (at 2010 rates) by 2030 ... economies constituted just a fifth of the global total, this could now triple over the next decade ...
Seven Voting Reforms Other Countries Have Used To Boost Their Turnout Rate
Think Progress - 5/15/2013 9:20:18 PM
If the United States and all the other countries of the world were to line up by voter participation rate, we would find ourselves ranked lower than war-torn countries like Sierra Leone, massive countries like Indonesia, and baby democracies ...
‘Poor countries lagging in modern contraceptive use’
The Hindu - 5/18/2013 6:24:57 PM
The authors found that between 2003 and 2012, there was a shift from sterilisation (declining from 47 to 38 per cent of all modern methods use in the developing countries) to methods with higher failure rates, namely barrier methods (increasing ...
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 ... Back then, Doña Ana County was top in the state, which was top in the country, in teen births. The Gadsden school district recorded more than 180 teen pregnancies at one ...
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 ...
Why are birthrates falling around the world? Blame television.
Washington Post - 5/13/2013 3:17:36 PM
Here’s a map of the current state of affairs: One notable bit here is how many developing countries now have lower birthrates ... Yet today, India’s fertility rate (2.5) is only slightly higher than the United States’ (2.1).
Analysis: Frontier Markets booming but risks mounting
Yahoo! News - 5/19/2013 10:12:49 PM
according to Bank of America Merrill Lynch Fixed Income Index data .merh0a0>. The deal, described by one underwriter as "priced to perfection," drew $3.5 billion in orders . Frontier markets are considered a risky subset of an already risky asset class ...