Definition: This entry gives the average annual number of births during a year per 1,000 persons in the population at midyear; also known as crude birth rate. The birth rate is usually the dominant factor in determining the rate of population growth. It depends on both the level of fertility and the age structure of the population.
Source: CIA World Factbook - Unless otherwise noted, information in this page is accurate as of January 1, 2012See also: Birth rate map
Did Russia Really Boost Its Birth Rate by Promising New Mothers Prize Money and Refrigerators?
Slate - 10/13/2014 2:21:37 PM
... is hardly the only country with worries about population decline—birth rates are falling below the replacement fertility rate in nearly every industrialized country in the world. Russia, though, has faced a significantly more dramatic demographic ...
Low birth rates can actually pay off in the U.S. and other countries
UC Berkeley News Center - 10/9/2014 6:22:35 PM
BERKELEY — Having fewer children can actually boost a country’s standard of living As birth rates decline in many countries that ... East-West Center in Hawaii suggests that in much of the world, it actually pays to have fewer children.
Low birth rates can actually pay off: Having fewer children can boost a country's standard of living, experts say
Science Daily - 10/13/2014 1:28:32 AM
and the East-West Center in Hawaii suggests that in much of the world, it actually pays to have fewer children. The results challenge previous assumptions about population growth. Researchers in 40 countries correlated birth rates with economic data and ...
The 10 Countries with the Highest Life Expectancy in the World
INSIDER MONKEY - 10/10/2014 4:16:44 AM
Countries with a good health care system, low rates of violence and less poverty are ... they are currently the ninth longest-lived people in the world. 8. Hong Kong Life expectancy at birth (Years) – 82.12 Due to the well balanced and healthy diet ...
Warning Bell for Developed Countries: Declining Birth Rates
Forbes - 10/16/2012 6:28:12 PM
The replacement rate—the reproduction rate that keeps a population stable—for developed countries is 2.1, yet nearly half the world’s population has birth rates lower than that. The U.S. has a total fertility rate (TFR) of 2.0—nearly the ...
AMERICA AND WESTERN COUNTRIES: BECOMING THE WORLD'S REFUGEE CAMPS
News With Views - 10/10/2014 6:04:06 AM
and already importing over 50 percent of its food from First World countries, expects to add another 30 million by mid century. The Arab world simply refuses to reduce its birth rates to live within the “carrying capacity” of that desert-sand-no rain ...
British village has higher birth rate than world's most densely populated countries
Daily Telegraph - 9/3/2009 7:49:00 AM
A tiny British village has a higher birth rate than the world's five most densely populated countries, official figures show. Cambourne in Cambridgeshire produced 24.1 births per 1,000 women in 2009 - almost double the UK average of 12.1. The village has ...
Dropping birth rates threaten global economic growth
CBS News - 5/7/2014 3:42:49 PM
birth rates are back where they were in the early 1970s. In other countries, women who put off having children in the recession might play catch up soon, as they did after World War II. Demographers note that women were having children later in life even ...
These 8 maps show the median age of every country on Earth
The Week Magazine - 10/15/2014 11:05:59 AM
Japan and Germany are tied for the world's oldest countries, with median ages of 46.1. Germany's declining birth rate might mean that its population will decrease by 19 percent, shrinking to 66 million by 2060. An aging population has a huge economic ...
The world's most miserable countries
USA Today - 5/25/2014 12:33:50 AM
Four of the most miserable countries had estimated inflation rates of at least 5% last year ... As of 2011, life expectancy at birth was an abysmal 49 years in Chad, among the lowest in the world. Less than 2% of the population in Chad, largely a desert ...
Having more kids isn’t best for every country
Futurity - 10/9/2014 11:59:02 PM
Declining birth rates in many countries, including parts of Europe and East Asia, threaten economic slowdown associated with aging populations. In much of the world, however, it actually pays to have fewer children. These findings, published in Science ...
Could South Korea's Low Birth Rate Really Mean Extinction?
NBC News - 8/27/2014 10:26:52 PM
... will become completely extinct by 2750 if the country’s birth rate of 1.19 children per woman continues. The country currently has one of the lowest fertility rates in the world, leading only Hong Kong, Taiwan, Macau and Singapore. The report is the ...
Times Topic: Niger
New York Times - 7/22/2014 5:11:38 PM
has one of the world’s lowest rates of contraceptive use, Mr. Guengant noted. The country’s women, held back by their husbands and by imams who inveigh against “Western” notions like birth control, don’t demand it. “Not a single one of the ...
Fertility Rate is Collapsing in Many Unexpected Countries
Value Walk - 9/4/2013 8:16:04 AM
I write about this every now and then, because the human fertility rate is falling ... that the high birth rates have little global impact. Also, AIDS consumes their population, as do wars, malnutrition, etc. The Arab world is also slowing in population ...
U.S. Has Highest Mortality Rate for Newborns of any Industrialized Country
AllGov - 5/9/2013 11:54:45 AM
Save the Children blames some of the problem on babies being born too early in the U.S., where the preterm birth rate (1 in 8 births) is one of the highest in the industrialized world and second only to Cyprus. “In fact, 130 countries from all across the ...