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, 2012See also: Population growth rate map
A New Global Divide: More Than Half of the World's Population Lives in Countries That Are Falling Behind in Sustainable Development
Andhra News - 5/28/2015 2:21:26 AM
More than half of the global population lives in countries that are weak and falling behind the rest of the world across four key sustainability ... The U.S. and Germany, for example, both posted growth rates of about 1.1 percent annually during the ...
Joint UN report says rate of world hunger dropping amid wider eradication efforts
UN News Centre - 5/27/2015 5:10:15 PM
“We must invest in rural areas so that our nations can have balanced growth and so that the ... situations causing higher hunger rates in countries suffering from them. Yet, alongside these challenges, the world population has grown by 1.9 billion ...
Rate of world hunger dropping amid wider eradication efforts: UN report
Business Recorder - 5/27/2015 8:02:03 PM
"We must invest in rural areas so that our nations can have balanced growth and so that the ... situations causing higher hunger rates in countries suffering from them. Yet, alongside these challenges, the world population has grown by 1.9 billion since ...
Fastest growth in polymer demand expected in Indian subcontinent until 2020
Plastemart - 5/28/2015 6:39:08 AM
The Indian sub-continent has established itself as the most exciting and dynamic emerging market in the world and is one full of potential and investment opportunities. With a population greater ... region’s current rate of growth its thermoplastics ...
Burma’s new population control measures
MercatorNet - 5/28/2015 6:24:49 AM
And now Burma (or Myanmar) has recently passed a law that seeks to control the ... total fertility rate is at only 2.23 children per woman, not too far above the replacement rate of 2.1. So where is the crisis of burgeoning population growth to justify ...
Africa’s Booming Youth Population May Boost Economy But Also Poses Risks, Economists Say
International Business Times - 5/27/2015 2:54:15 PM
The increase is going to be especially rapid in sub-Saharan countries ... non-working population. For every 100 active workers in sub-Saharan Africa, there will be just 60 inactive workers. According to the World Bank, the current rate in Nigeria ...
World's most powerful democracies discuss how to help growth
Times Union - 5/27/2015 3:37:12 PM
U.S. officials are pressing countries such as Germany ... on Ukraine are potential risks to growth. -The economies of Europe and the United States are growing, but not as quickly as hoped. The jobless rate remains high in Europe. -The U.S. Federal Reserve ...
Fewer hungry people in world despite wars, poverty: United Nations
The Indian Express - 5/27/2015 5:17:25 PM
Countries in East Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean showed the most progress in reducing hunger, thanks in part to economic growth that didn ... in much of the developing world — even though the world’s population had grown by 1.9 billion people ...
How the world’s populations are changing, in one map
Washington Post - 10/30/2013 11:58:59 PM
you'll see that birth rates there are pretty low, typically quite close to zero. That's bad news; while too-fast population growth is bad, countries do want some growth, and after centuries of booms, the Western world is seeing that growth slow.
The Future of World Religions: Population Growth Projections, 2010-2050
The Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life Project - 4/2/2015 1:43:28 PM
all of the world’s major religious groups are poised for at least some growth in absolute numbers in the coming decades. The global Buddhist population is expected to be fairly stable because of low fertility rates and aging populations in countries such ...
UN report: Number of hungry people down by 200 million since 1990
The Christian Science Monitor - 5/27/2015 9:06:28 PM
In the last 25 years, the number of hungry people in the world fell by about 200 million, with the most pronounced decreases found in developing countries, despite a population surge ... that tie inclusive economic growth to improved agricultural ...
In Low-Growth Economy, Negative Quarters Shouldn’t Surprise
Wall Street Journal - 5/27/2015 5:53:12 PM
Germany and Japan have shown over the past decade how a country’s growth ... As a population ages, the labor force may shrink, so a loss of output that leads to fewer jobs is less likely to translate into a higher unemployment rate.
Population growth rate in Egypt 4 times that of developed countries
Daily News Egypt - 12/29/2014 9:08:24 AM
This number is double the rate of population growth in developing countries ... into a serious crisis that would lead Egypt to be one of the poorest countries in the whole world, regardless of the huge amounts of natural resources it has.
Desalination: the quest to quench the world's thirst for water
theguardian.com - 5/27/2015 5:10:15 PM
The world is getting thirstier and the global demand for fresh water is rising by 640bn litres a year. Population growth is one factor ... a growing number of countries are turning to desalination. The term is used to refer to removing salt from both ...
After Years of Fast Job Growth, North Dakota’s Unemployment Rate Is Rising
National Journal - 5/27/2015 6:14:41 PM
After years of strong job growth, North Dakota is now the ... But in the past year, the state saw its unemployment rate drop 2.1 percentage points. Nebraska enjoys the lowest unemployment rate in the country, at 2.5 percent, and Nevada has the highest ...