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
SDGs to Reduce Population Growth - SocialEarth SocialEarth
socialearth.org - 1/20/2017 3:19:24 AM
According to IIASA World Population Program Director Wolfgang Lutz, “The future of world population growth matters for our efforts ... increasing female education on lowering birth rates in developing countries, and the health target that includes ...
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 ...
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 ...
UN: World economy has not emerged from slow growth period
jokpeme.com - 1/17/2017 11:25:33 PM
A new report says the world economy has not yet emerged ... Nearly 35 percent of the population in the least developed countries may remain in extreme poverty unless there is a surge in growth rates, warned the report. Meanwhile, the UN announced that ...
Dar sees five percent growth rate by fiscal year 2017-end
Business Recorder - 1/21/2017 7:14:26 AM
KARACHI: Finance Minister Ishaq Dar Friday said with the government's positive measures all major microeconomic indicators are moving in the right direction and the ... Pakistan's current population growth needs some 7 percent GDP rate to create new ...
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%.
China claims success from 'two-child' policy as 2016 birth rates rise
Reuters - 1/23/2017 3:30:10 AM
SHANGHAI China's decision to allow all couples to have two children instead of one has resulted in birth rates rising to the ... the 1970s in order to limit population growth, but authorities are now concerned that the country's dwindling workforce will ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
China’s internet users grew in 2016 by the size of Ukraine’s population to 731 million
South China Morning Post - 1/22/2017 7:44:52 PM
China’s internet users increased at the fastest pace in three years as the abundant availability of internet-enabled smart phones spurred usage and increased the penetration rate in the world ... rely on the growth of the overall user population ...
World Economic Situation and Prospects: Growth Too Slow for SDG 1 and 8 Targets
climate-l.iisd.org - 1/19/2017 3:09:15 PM
17 January 2017: The UN has released its yearly economic report, finding that under the current growth trajectory, almost 35% of the population in the least developed countries ... the world economy experienced its slowest rate of growth since the ...
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 ...
Overweight affects almost half the population of all countries in Latin America and the Caribbean except for Haiti
ReliefWeb - 1/19/2017 4:49:28 PM
The report also noted obesity affects 140 million people - 23 percent of the region's population - and that the highest rates are to be found in the Caribbean countries of Barbados ... Economic growth, increased urbanization, higher average incomes ...
Economies in resource states hardest hit
Sky News - 1/23/2017 5:17:32 AM
It's strong in terms of the job market but where it's weakness is is in terms of population growth and that's effecting retail ... with retail spending in the Northern Territory at the lowest rate in the country. The NT Government reintroduced incentives ...