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, 2014See also: Birth rate map
Honda Raises its Retirement Age By Five Years
FORTUNE - 11/30/2015 7:33:33 PM
The change comes as Japan struggles with a changing demographic—it’s one of the fastest aging countries in the world and it also has one of the lowest birth rates—factors that are putting the squeeze on its workforce.
Korean County Achieves Its Goal: Less Birth Control, More Babies
mobile.nytimes.com - 11/30/2015 2:54:23 PM
They distributed condoms and birth control ... fertility rate in South Korea, a rare bright spot in a country some doomsayers predicted would become “extinct” in several centuries if it maintained the same birthrate, one of the world’s lowest at ...
Nurse Summits Mount Kilimanjaro On World Prematurity Day
Financial Content - 11/30/2015 4:13:07 PM
The United States preterm birth rate ranks among the worst of high-resource countries ... together to raise awareness and prevent premature birth in their countries. Through World Prematurity Day and other joint efforts, members call for action to ...
Analysis: More Countries Want More Babies
Inter Press Service - 11/17/2015 4:07:04 PM
a growing number of governments are seeking to raise birth rates. Whereas nearly 40 years ago 13 countries had policies to raise fertility, today the number has increased four-fold to 56, representing more than one-third of the world’s population.
Philippines is world’s 7th most gender-equal country
tjcnewspaper.com - 11/20/2015 6:30:50 AM
as the rate of earnings growth continues to comfortably exceed inflation and because, outside a few sectors, skills shortages remain limited. In a report ranking 145 countries around the world, in health and schooling women in Iran obtained a score of 99 ...
COMMENTARY: Saving the world from global warming will keep poorest 2 billion in 'abject poverty'
Christian Examiner - 11/30/2015 8:30:49 PM
With that in mind, the Cornwall Alliance for the Stewardship of Creation recently sent to over 2,900 faculty members of Christian colleges and universities around the country an ... and disease statistics from all over the world. And what would happen ...
Birth Rate Decline Predicted as Rising Heat from Climate Change Puts Chill into Having Sex
AllGov - 11/18/2015 12:52:36 PM
A hotter world could wind ... being noticed in other countries. China, which for years had a one-child policy has responded to the slowing birthrate by allowing couples to have two children. Global Warming Could Harm Birth Rates as Hot Temperatures ...
Israel ranks sixth on list of world's healthiest countries
Heritage Florida Jewish News - 11/27/2015 3:48:03 PM
(Israel Hayom/Exclusive to JNS.org) Israel is the sixth-healthiest country in the world and is the only Middle ... including life expectancy from birth, smoking rates among young people, and immunization rates.
World Aids Day 2015: Preventive measures and tips; what is at risk?
newsnation.in - 12/1/2015 4:01:47 AM
December 1 is celebrated as World AIDS Day and this year it is being ... while Manipur has the highest estimated adult HIV Prevalence in the country at 1.22 per cent in 2011. Recent statistics reveal that the high prevalence states of Manipur, Mizoram ...
Money spent on birth control doesn’t improve Third World
One News Now - 11/23/2015 11:09:27 PM
Over the next three years, the Gates Foundation will be donating another $120 million into programs for Third World countries to provide birth control and abortion ... if you reduce the infant and child mortality rate, then couples naturally have fewer ...
Ethiopia and the World Bank of Lies, Damned Lies and Statislies
Nazret - 12/1/2015 4:01:47 AM
I am seething in temporal temper over the World Bank’s “devilish art” of economic ... half fiscal year economic performance of Ethiopia, said: “Statistics collection of the country requires transformations, and we advised the government to do ...
Warning Bell for Developed Countries: Declining Birth Rates
Forbes - 4/20/2012 9:57:30 AM
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 replacement ...
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.
Make Boomsa for the Motherland!
Slate - 4/25/2013 7:25:02 AM
He is not the first Russian leader to worry about the country’s fertility rate ... He continued: “Their concern is to cut down the birth rate, reduce the rate of population increase. It is quite different with us, comrades. If about 100 million ...
The country with the lowest birth rate in the world might surprise you
Metro - 6/2/2015 5:31:46 PM
The number of babies being born in Germany is officially the lowest in the world. That’s according to recent birth rate figures by the World Bank showing how just 8.28 babies are born per 1,000 people at the moment. Britain’s birth rate meanwhile is ...