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
The Growth Conundrum
PROJECT SYNDICATE - 3/31/2015 7:29:26 PM
BERKELEY – The world ... growth of per capita income during the last 20 years has lifted more than one billion people out of extreme poverty. In developing countries, life expectancy has increased by 20 years since the mid-1970s, and the illiteracy rate ...
Australia’s ‘shocking’ growth rate
thenewdaily.com.au - 3/26/2015 12:15:43 AM
Country expands by the population of Canberra each year, report finds. Infrastructure isn't meeting population growth, experts warn. Photo: Shutterstock Australia’s population is growing at one of the fastest rates in the developed world, but a new ...
10 Countries With the Largest Projected Population Growth: American Exceptionalism
The Huffington Post - 1/31/2012 6:38:53 AM
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 ...
World Bank backs contraception, sexual health in Sahel region
Reuters - 3/31/2015 3:40:22 PM
That demographic trend played a major role in the economic ascension of Asian countries like Korea and India ... is struggling to sustain its fast-growing population, which has the world’s highest fertility rate and has seen its infant mortality rate ...
Study Shows Global Poverty At Its Lowest Rate In History, And It’s All Thanks To Capitalism
The Daily Caller - 3/31/2015 11:18:30 PM
Roser calls it even more remarkable that this economic growth happened while, at the same time, the world’s population increased by seven times. “In a world without economic growth an increase in the population would result into less and less income ...
15 ways the world will be terrifying in 2050
The Business Insider - 3/31/2015 12:05:37 PM
Currently, one-third of the world's rivers — groundwater for about 3 billion people — are going or gone, according to the World Preservation Foundation. With population growth and global ... which comes from developing countries.
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.
Can We End Extreme Poverty by 2030?
Acton Institute Power Blog - 3/31/2015 7:07:58 PM
Most of the reduction in poverty since 1990 has been because of the economic growth of India and China. In 1990, 51 percent of the population of India ... happen in the areas of the world that currently have the highest rates of poverty.
Demographics Will Power The World's New Growth Leader: India
Forbes - 2/25/2015 6:00:54 PM
The country will soon have 20% of the world’s working-age population, and boasts a birthrate of 2.5 children per woman. The statistics are staggering ... to keep pace with its explosive population growth. Not only does India have a lot of young people ...
Why are interest rates so low, part 2: Secular stagnation
Brookings - 3/31/2015 10:54:02 AM
The term “secular stagnation” was coined by Alvin Hansen in his 1938 American Economic Association presidential address, “Economic Progress and Declining Population ... slow economic growth, low inflation, and low real interest rates (see below ...
Economic Outlook: More Slow Growth but Labor Scarcity
news.morningstar.com - 3/30/2015 10:15:16 PM
The empirical link between wages and profit growth is a bit sketchy because there have been only three or four bouts of sharply rising inflation-adjusted hourly wage rates in the last ... With the world population continuing to grow, albeit much more ...
World population growth rate continues to plummet
Mongabay - 5/1/2005 11:53:40 PM
In contrast, the United States -- which has the highest fertility rate of rich countries -- is projected to be the seventh largest contributor to world population growth over the next five decades. Because of its low and declining rate of population growth ...
Population flat or dipping in Parksville Qualicum Beach
Parksville Qualicum News - 3/31/2015 8:59:30 AM
Parksville Mayor Marc Lefebvre echoed Storen's comments that population is intimately linked to the economic cycle. “The economy is in a state of suspended animation in terms of growth and interest rates ... other side of the country.
U.K. Raises 2014 Growth Figure
Wall Street Journal - 3/31/2015 8:52:21 AM
This rosier picture of Britain’s economic health comes as an unexpected boon for the government ahead of a general election in May, as the median forecast by analysts was the ONS would leave GDP growth rates ... population that added to the country ...