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 ... plague contraception access even in wealthy nations. Here in the United States ...
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
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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
Lonely Czechs in the city of Prague may have a new way to meet that special someone -- the local subway system is providing carriages specifically for singles, in hopes that they will mingle and eventually develop relationships leading to marriage.
Fertility Rate Linked to Television Ownership and Media Exposure
Med India - 5/14/2013 4:20:50 PM
Martin Lewis analyzed the changing birth rates of nations and compared them with television ... stating that the map that displays prevalence of television ownership in the country is very similar to the fertility map. Dr Lewis added that ...
WHO statistics show narrowing health gap between countries with best and worst health status
HealthCanal - 5/15/2013 2:25:07 PM
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 ...
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 ...
Little progress in meeting demand for contraception in poorest countries: Study
The Hindu - 5/19/2013 12:44:20 AM
Darroch and Susheela Singh, is published in the latest issue of The Lancet as a special themed issue – timed to Women Deliver 2013 conference in Kuala Lumpur by May-end. The study was done by the Guttmacher Institute. Roughly, three-quarters or 73 per ...
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 ...
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, particularly in East Asia and Latin America. By that time, the developing world could account for 87 to 93 ...
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
Las Cruces, Oñate and Mayfield high schools all have similar centers that can offer and discuss birth control with ... adult decision to have sex," she said. "You should think of all the things that could happen." No easy answer There is ...
60 percent population living below poverty line: World Bank report
Business Recorder - 5/19/2013 12:15:42 AM
Sixty percent of Pakistan''s population is living below poverty line, a World Bank report entitled ... was recorded at 9.3 percent of GDP in 2011 and electric power consumption per capita 457 kilowatt per hour in 2010. The mobile cellular ...
Analysis: Frontier Markets booming but risks mounting
Yahoo! Finance - 5/19/2013 1:23:07 PM
More recently, the Bank of Japan (BOJ) has joined the fray, launching a $1.4 trillion asset-purchase program of its own. The aggressive policies of central banks like the Fed and BOJ have pushed investors - even conservative ones - to buy into ...
Doctors Health Press Reports on State of the World’s Mothers Report: U.S. Ranks 30th in Maternal Health
Houston Chronicle - 5/13/2013 5:55:05 PM
Teen birth rates: More teenagers in the U.S. have children compared to every other industrialized country. These mothers are often poor and uneducated, and do not have the means to take care of themselves during pregnancy. Higher pre-term birth rates ...