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
Immigration Will Fuel Future Population Growth, Census Says
FOX News - 5/15/2013 9:56:06 PM
The reason, said Census officials, is because of changes in the traditional sources of population growth in the country. “Our nation has had higher immigration rates in the past, particularly during the great waves of the late 19th and early ...
Immigrants To Be Largest Driver Of U.S. Population Growth
NPR News - 5/15/2013 8:15:53 PM
New immigrants will be the main driver of population growth in the U.S. by as early as 2027, according to new Census Bureau projections. This would be the first time in almost two centuries that new births will not be the largest source of U.S ...
Asia's fast economic growth may not last
The Vancouver Sun - 5/14/2013 9:04:11 AM
Developing Asia's young and dynamic population has spurred the region's world-leading economic growth for the past ... in most Asian countries, low immigration levels. In prospering East Asia, the fertility rate has plummeted from the very high rate ...
Don Cayo: Changing demographics mean Asia’s fast growth can’t last
The Vancouver Sun - 5/14/2013 12:00:09 AM
Developing Asia’s young and dynamic population has spurred the region’s world-leading economic growth for the past ... in most Asian countries, low immigration levels. In prospering East Asia, the fertility rate has plummeted from the very high rate ...
Developing countries to dominate global saving and investment, but the poor will not necessarily share the benefits, says report
The World Bank Group - 5/15/2013 11:57:47 PM
In contrast, Sub-Saharan Africa, with its relatively young and rapidly growing population as well as robust economic growth, will be the only region not experiencing a decline in its saving rate. Policy makers in developing countries have a ...
Developing World’s Share of Global Investment to Triple by 2030, Says New World Bank Report
The World Bank Group - 5/16/2013 10:30:42 PM
“We know from the experience of countries as diverse as South Korea, Indonesia, Brazil, Turkey and South Africa the pivotal role investment plays in driving long-term growth. In less than a generation, global investment will be dominated by the ...
Int'l migration to lead U.S. population growth in decades: census
Xinhua News Agency - 5/15/2013 9:20:18 PM
WASHINGTON, May 15 (Xinhua) -- International migration is projected to surpass natural increase as the principal driver of U. S. population growth by the middle of this century, the first time in two centuries, the U.S. Census Bureau estimates ...
Developing countries’ share in global investment is projected to triple by 2030
balkans.com - 5/17/2013 4:14:18 AM
“We know from the experience of countries as diverse as South Korea, Indonesia, Brazil, Turkey and South Africa the pivotal role investment ... helping speed growth and create massive investment opportunities, which, in turn, are spurring a shift in ...
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 ...
International migration to lead US population growth
New York Daily News - 5/16/2013 10:27:43 AM
According the three latest series of projections, the shift in what drives US population growth is projected to occur between 2027 and 2038, depending on the future level of international migration, reported Xinhua. This would mark the first time that ...
All my children: How soap operas helped end high fertility rates
Houston Chronicle - 5/15/2013 1:56:29 PM
About 50 years ago India had a fertility rate of nearly six — the number of births per woman. Today that rate is 2.5, which is barely above the estimated U.S. rate of 2.1 in 2011, and essentially the level needed to keep a constant population of about 1 ...
Immigration to outpace US population growth from births soon
Buenos Aires Herald - 5/15/2013 10:39:03 PM
The swing toward growth from residents from abroad is expected between 2027 and 2038, the Census Bureau said in projections released on Wednesday. By 2060, there could be 1.6 million new immigrants a year, compared with a natural population growth - the ...
As Japan Courts Growth, Europe Keeps Up Its Love Affair With Austerity
New York Times - 5/16/2013 11:56:36 PM
It involves a strongly expansionary monetary policy, increased fiscal spending and structural changes to improve competitiveness; the first-quarter growth ... annualized rate of 3.5 percent as late as the third quarter of last year.
With contrasting socio-economic policies, India & China bank on youth to power growth
Economic Times - 5/19/2013 1:20:08 AM
By Harish Nambiar A persuasive piece on Fareed Zakaria's blog of his popular foreign affairs show on CNN, GPS, argues that, though World Bank figures ... was in Indian schools during the '80s had teachers, students, hawkers, state-transport ...
International Migration is Projected to Become Primary Driver of U.S. Population Growth for First Time in Nearly Two Centuries
Yahoo! News - 5/15/2013 2:17:58 PM
race and Hispanic origin. "Projections of international migration are challenging to produce, because it is difficult to anticipate future social, political, and economic conditions and how they may influence migration into or out of the United States ...