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
Baby Blues in Europe as Birth Rate Declines
CNBC - 5/21/2013 5:49:46 AM
A birth rate of at least 2.1 children per woman is generally required to sustain the population of a developed country. The European average in 2011 of 1.58 could have a serious impact if it continues as Europeans live longer and hope to rely on a younger ...
In The World’s Poorest Countries, Demand For Birth Control Is Increasing But Access To It Isn’t
Think Progress - 5/17/2013 3:34:20 PM
And the problem is getting ... birth control because they wanted to avoid pregnancy increased from 716 million to 867 million — and most of that growth was among women in the 69 poorest countries, where birth control is already more difficult ...
Poor Countries Lack Modern Contraception
Voice of America - 5/20/2013 9:54:20 AM
A new study says little is being done to meet the growing demand for modern contraception methods in poor countries. The Guttmacher Institute says there’s an increasing desire for smaller families. Guttmacher says between 2003 and 2012 the ...
Israel's Poverty Rate The Highest In Developed World
The Huffington Post - 5/15/2013 5:24:05 PM
The newspaper notes that with a poverty rate of 20.9 percent, Israel scores lowest out of 34 economically developed countries. The country also has one of the biggest gaps between its rich and poor in the developed world . In the new report on ...
The Best and Worst Places in the World for Mothers
The Huffington Post - 5/17/2013 10:15:12 PM
Last week, Save the Children released its 14 th annual State of the World's Mothers report, ranking the best and worst countries to be a mother. I've been tracking this report for years, and while it's always sobering to see how many countries, including ...
Prague Metro Plans ‘Love Carriage’ For Lonely Singles, As Czech Marriage And Birth Rates Plunge
International Business Times - 5/16/2013 11:56:36 PM
Lonely Czechs in the city of Prague may have a new way to meet that special someone -- the local subway system is providing carriages specifically for singles ... readers seem divided in the idea of the “love train”; a little over half (54 percent ...
CHRISTIAN NEOCONS WANT A WHITER WORLD
American Reporter - 5/21/2013 3:12:17 AM
DUMMERSTON, Vt. -- There are around 6.7 billion people sharing our planet today. And the human family is currently growing by about 1.2 percent per year. One in three of those new arrivals is doomed to live in slums without adequate shelter, health care ...
IVF Breakthrough as Time Lapse Imaging Triples Live Birth Rate
International Business Times - 5/17/2013 10:12:13 AM
A fertility clinic in Nottingham has developed a technique to increase the live birth rate, which has been described as the ... said: "Recently the world of IVF has become very excited by the use of time-lapse imaging of early human embryo development ...
Maine’s death rate now higher than its birth rate
Lifesite - 5/20/2013 9:00:03 PM
AUGUSTA, ME, May 20, 2013 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The number of deaths in Maine now exceeds the number of births, according to a new report released by the Governor's Office of Policy and Management (OPM). Last year, there were 103 more deaths than new babies.
Preterm Birth Rates Declining, U.S. Report Shows
Medicine Net - 5/19/2013 4:04:46 AM
Among Hispanic women, the rate of preterm deliveries dropped from 12.3% in 2007 to 12.1% in 2008. This decline followed a small increase in preterm births from 2006 to 2007, the researchers noted. Preterm births also dropped across the country, with 35 ...
Why America's Falling Birth Rate Is Sensational News for the Pet Industry
Atlantic Online - 5/20/2013 6:22:34 PM
Two-paycheck households with no children have a lot more extra cash to throw around on premium dog chow and fancy kennels than most singles or young parents, after all. So for those out there who aren't particularly comfortable with Last's brand of ...
Life lessons: Southern NM teen birth rates fall, but still above U.S. average
Las Cruces Sun-News - 5/13/2013 8:46:53 PM
"I think all the efforts have paid off ... Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy. Teen parents have a more difficult time graduating from school and going to college, prompting lower salaries. "Poverty because a code word for a single parent mom working ...
Seven Voting Reforms Other Countries Have Used To Boost Their Turnout Rate
Think Progress - 5/15/2013 9:20:18 PM
If the United States and all the other countries of the world were to line up by voter participation rate, we would find ourselves ranked lower than war-torn countries like Sierra Leone, massive countries like Indonesia, and baby democracies ...
Developing World to Dominate Global Investment by 2030
ipsnews.net - 5/17/2013 12:39:33 AM
According to new scenarios released Thursday by the World Bank, developing countries could control some 158 trillion dollars (at 2010 rates) by 2030, particularly in East Asia and Latin America. By that time, the developing world could account for 87 to 93 ...
World’s Biggest Volatility Jump Spurs Fund Outflow
Bloomberg - 5/20/2013 5:58:07 AM
The yen has depreciated more than 15 percent this year against the dollar, the biggest loser among 16 major currencies. It touched 103.31 per greenback last week, the weakest since October 2008, and was at 102.84 at 10:37 a.m. in Tokyo today.