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
How robots will save the economy
peakoil.com - 1/18/2017 9:36:59 PM
The United Nations forecasts that the global population ... growth has been weak compared with that in other post-crisis recoveries, but job growth in the major industrial countries has been relatively strong. In the Group of Seven, the world’s top ...
Population growth slows in U.S.
m.arkansasonline.com - 1/8/2017 8:05:39 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 ...
Sluggish world growth derailing UN plan to end poverty
www.geo.tv - 1/18/2017 1:41:33 AM
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 ...
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 ...
Modest economic growth not an indication of revived global demand – UN report
UN News Centre - 1/16/2017 11:55:22 PM
According to the UN flagship World Economic Situation Prospects 2017 report (WESP), the world economy expanded by just 2.2 per cent in 2016, the slowest rate of growth since ... 35 per cent of the population in [least developed countries] may remain ...
Net Migration and Economic Growth Around the World – 1958 to the Present
angrybearblog.com - 1/15/2017 7:43:02 AM
Net migration is defined by the World Bank as the number of immigrants (coming into a country ... the percentage of the population that had migrated over 34 years, and compared that to the growth rate from the following year to 2015, which is a period ...
Surgical Procedures Volume Market: Refractive surgery is expected to witness the highest growth rate in the near future
openpr.com - 1/18/2017 12:18:39 PM
Rising geriatric population across the world has been identified as a major factor fueling ... The dental procedures sub-segment is anticipated to witness highest growth rate during the forecast period due to technical advancements leading to higher ...
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
ourfiniteworld.com - 1/11/2017 10:39:34 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.
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 ...
World Bank Global GDP Growth Forecast A Reason For Cautious Optimism
Forbes - 1/11/2017 6:43:21 AM
If global GDP were to return to GDP growth rates prior to the financial meltdown ... mean slower GDP growth and extreme poverty would then come down to 9% of the world’s population. Hopefully, PEOTUS Trump realizes the huge impact he could have on ...
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.
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 ...
Oxfam: 'eight men own as much wealth as poorest half of world's population'
Euronews - 1/16/2017 11:30:55 AM
“The global economy is broken,” Oxfam says in a new report which finds eight billionaires own as much wealth as the poorest half of the world’s population ... “We’ve seen countries in the last ten years that have bucked the trend and that ...
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.