Definition: The average annual percent change in the population, resulting from a surplus (or deficit) of births over deaths and the balance of migrants entering and leaving a country. The rate may be positive or negative. The growth rate is a factor in determining how great a burden would be imposed on a country by the changing needs of its people for infrastructure (e.g., schools, hospitals, housing, roads), resources (e.g., food, water, electricity), and jobs. Rapid population growth can be seen as threatening by neighboring countries.
Source: CIA World Factbook - Unless otherwise noted, information in this page is accurate as of January 1, 2014See also: Population growth rate map
Sluggish world growth derailing UN plan to end poverty
Yahoo News - 1/17/2017 4:16:03 PM
The world economy expanded by just 2.2 percent in 2016 - the slowest rate of growth since the 2009 recession ... Nearly 35 percent of the population in the least developed countries may remain in extreme poverty unless there is a surge in growth rates ...
Population growth slows in U.S.
Arkansas Online - 1/8/2017 2:57:51 AM
In some countries in Europe, the rate of growth is below replacement levels: The population is set to experience a decline ... specifically the period immediately after World War I when fertility declines accelerated throughout the Western world on a ...
Net Migration and Economic Growth Around the World
angrybearblog.com - 1/12/2017 10:59:52 AM
This post uses data from the World ... by Population from 2012. I then compared that to the annualized growth in PPP GDP per capita from 2012 to 2015. In other words, I looked at the Net Migration as a share of the Population in 2012 and the growth rate ...
Does Immigration Boost Growth? A Look at Data From Around the World
nakedcapitalism.com - 1/13/2017 9:18:28 AM
Originally published at Angry Bear This post uses data from the World Bank ... annualized growth in PPP GDP per capita from 2012 to 2015. In other words, I looked at the Net Migration as a share of the Population in 2012 and the growth rate in the ...
Study: 8 people have same wealth as world's poorest half
USA Today - 1/16/2017 12:18:02 AM
although it also can increase inequality within countries at the same time, Martins says. For example, he points to the emergence of China and India, which together account for about a third of the world's population with economic growth rates of 6% to 7%.
2017: The Year When the World Economy Starts Coming Apart
resilience.org - 1/13/2017 10:51:31 AM
For a while, the economy would expand, but eventually a mismatch would arise between resources and population ... China can no longer be expected to pull the world economy forward. China’s economic growth rate is likely to be lower, for many reasons.
Sectors Converge to Change the Future of Cancer in Urban Populations
Yahoo Finance - 1/17/2017 4:37:32 PM
The greatest financial and human impact of cancer is felt within low- and middle-income countries (LMICs ... reach the majority of the world's population, therefore having a direct and concrete impact on cancer mortality rates and the target to reduce ...
Global RFID Lock Market to Grow at a CAGR of 16.71% During the Period 2016 - 2020; Finds New Report
sbwire.com - 1/17/2017 4:16:03 PM
... comprise 60% of the total population of the country by 2020. Similarly, India's urban population is growing at an average rate of 2.5% per annum, whereas Vietnam recorded an average urban population growth rate of 3.1% per annum. With an increase in ...
World Bank projects 3,8 percent GDP growth rate for Zimbabwe in 2017
financialgazette.co.zw - 1/11/2017 1:52:51 PM
THE World Bank has projected a 3,8 percent economic growth rate for Zimbabwe in 2017, a figure 1,8 percentage points lower than June projections but more optimistic than the 1,7 percent the country ... barely above population growth, and by 3,6 percent ...
Global Growth Edges Up to 2.7 Percent Despite Weak Investment
The World Bank - 1/9/2017 11:56:31 PM
A protracted period of uncertainty could prolong the slow growth in investment that is holding back low, middle, and high income countries ... of global GDP and about three-quarters of the world’s population and the world’s poor.
Population Growth By Country
worldatlas.com - 9/18/2016 11:54:31 PM
The population of the world has now surpassed 7 billion people, and it continues to increase at an alarming rate. Growth rates tend to vary from considerably from country to country, and, ironically, developing countries tend to experience higher rates of ...
10 Countries With the Largest Projected Population Growth: American Exceptionalism
The Huffington Post - 1/31/2012 6:41:52 PM
2011 marked the announcement that the world's population had reached 7 billion ... (having more immigration than emigration). Internal growth rates are strongly predicted by factors like the country's age distribution, desired family size, life expectancy ...
Unemployment rate in sub-Sahara Africa forecast to be 7.2% in 2017
Ghana Business News - 1/15/2017 1:40:57 PM
Sub-Saharan Africa’s unemployment rate is forecast to stand at 7.2 per cent in 2017, unchanged from 2016, according to the latest World Employment ... force growth. The regional unemployment rate does not convey the considerable cross-country heterogeneity.
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.
Uganda on Track to Have World's Highest Population Growth
worldwatch.org - 1/7/2017 11:58:53 PM
Uganda’s current growth rate is 3.1 percent, while the world average is 1.2 percent. The Ugandan government’s lack of commitment to family planning is the main reason for the country’s extraordinary population growth, says Haub. The PRB study ...