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
Report: DC's Infant Death Rate Highest Among Wealthy Countries' Capitals
News Max - 5/5/2015 6:44:56 AM
While the birth rate in Ward Eight is roughly twice that of Ward Three ... urban child survival gaps between rich and poor are greater than those found in developing countries," the report notes. Washington hardly stands alone. The report notes that ...
India to overtake China in population growth by 2028: Govt
Financial Express - 5/5/2015 2:15:55 PM
The government today said the birth rate in India is greater than that of China and said the country’s population will cross China’s by 2028. “Yes. As per World Population Prospects – the 2012 revision, the population of India will cross the ...
Low birth rate: Claims about the decline of the West are exaggerated
Science Codex - 4/27/2015 11:26:26 AM
By contrast, half the world's populations now live in countries where the birth rate is below replacement, including Brazil, Iran, Turkey and the southern half of India, says the paper. It suggests Brazil, Iran, Thailand and Indonesia may face decades of ...
The Best And Worst Countries To Be A Mother
Co.EXIST - 5/5/2015 10:44:09 PM
"Many countries have made important progress in reducing child death rates overall, including among the poorest ... In general, they've provided better care before, during, and after birth, encouraged use of contraception, and offered free or subsidized ...
No one is winning from the world’s lack of children
MercatorNet - 4/30/2015 8:55:33 PM
Half the world's populations now live in countries where the birth rate is below replacement, including Brazil, Iran, Turkey and the southern half of India. The study suggests that Brazil, Iran, Thailand and Indonesia may face decades of below replacement ...
India's population to overtake China's by 2028
Daily News and Analysis - 5/5/2015 10:05:22 AM
He was replying to a question whether the birth rate in India is greater than that of China ... "No. As a result of the efforts of the government, the decadal growth rate of the country has declined significantly from 21.54% for the period 1991-2000 ...
PH still low among mother and child friendly countries
interaksyon.com - 5/6/2015 1:03:09 PM
Save the Children’s “Urban Child Survival Gap Scorecard” showed that for 36 developing countries it surveyed, including the Philippines, there were “huge differences in death rates and access ... the poorest women gave birth with a skilled health ...
Survey: Islam Will Become World’s Largest Religion in 2070
Voice of America - 4/28/2015 7:46:20 PM
Christianity is also growing because of high birth rates in Africa, which will be home to 40 percent of the faith by midcentury. Hinduism and Judaism as well as folk and aboriginal religions in different parts of the world ... looked at country by country ...
The World's Mothers Don't Always Get The Care They Need
NPR News - 5/4/2015 6:56:16 PM
In India nearly 300,000 babies die the day they are born — more than any other country in the world, accounting for nearly a third of all newborn deaths worldwide. And we found that 50,000 mothers die each year in India as a result of birth complications ...
The 29 countries where giving birth is safer than in the UK
The Week - 5/6/2015 11:30:05 AM
The overall index takes into account mortality rates for children, the number of years children are in formal schooling, the country's gross national income per capita and the number of seats held by women in national government. Overall, the UK came 24th ...
German population set to shrink by 10 million by 2060: Report
Economic Times - 4/28/2015 4:25:54 PM
Germany suffers from one of the EU's lowest birth rates and Chancellor Angela Merkel has warned that the ageing population is a looming challenge for the country. The new forecasted figures indicate that the population of working age is set to slump from ...
Warning Bell for Developed Countries: Declining Birth Rates
Forbes - 10/16/2012 6:28:12 PM
In developed countries today many women receive educations and earn salaries that are on a par with those of men. The fact that women are no longer socially or economically dependent on men has radically altered young people’s lifestyles. A woman can now ...
Pregnant pre-teen denied abortion in Paraguay after being raped by stepfather
Examiner - 5/6/2015 9:57:02 AM
In fact, it was reported that “there are 2 girls between the ages of 10-14 give birth each day there.” In the meantime, the World Health Organization has reported that maternal death rates in the conservative Catholic countries of Latin America is “4 ...
The Left Side of History: World War II and the Unfulfilled Promise of Communism in Eastern Europe, by Kristen Ghodsee
OpEdNews - 5/5/2015 7:52:21 PM
or perhaps to encourage the birth rate. I do not remember what the main objective was, but I can vouch for the fact that the countries of the Eastern bloc were way ahead of the West when it came to working mothers.