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
Israel's Poverty Rate The Highest In Developed World
The Huffington Post - 5/15/2013 5:24:05 PM
Israel has the highest poverty rate in the developed world, Haaretz concludes based on a new study by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). The newspaper notes that with a poverty rate of 20.9 percent, Israel scores ...
TV Linked with Falling Birth Rates
LiveScience - 5/13/2013 5:33:37 PM
Birth rates around the world. The replacement rate (the birthrate at which a country's population will eventually level off) is 2.19 births per woman. Birth rates have declined significantly in many areas of the world, to a degree that is perhaps overlooked.
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
Developing nations around the world aren’t doing enough to ensure that women have access to the family planning services they need, a new report from the Guttmacher Institute finds. The women who want to prevent pregnancy but don’t have ...
The Best and Worst Places in the World for Mothers
The Huffington Post - 5/17/2013 10:15:12 PM
Countries do improve and move up the Mothers' Index list. And as a whole, the world has made tremendous progress since the 1990s. Deaths in children have declined by 40 percent and in mothers by 50 percent. We know what to do to improve maternal and ...
Prague Metro Plans ‘Love Carriage’ For Lonely Singles, As Czech Marriage And Birth Rates Plunge
International Business Times - 5/17/2013 2:29:55 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, in hopes that they will mingle and eventually develop relationships leading to marriage.
Fertility Rate Linked to Television Ownership and Media Exposure
Med India - 5/14/2013 4:20:50 PM
Martin Lewis analyzed the changing birth rates of nations and compared them with television ... stating that the map that displays prevalence of television ownership in the country is very similar to the fertility map. Dr Lewis added that ...
CHRISTIAN NEOCONS WANT A WHITER WORLD
American Reporter - 5/18/2013 3:30:10 AM
This is slowing the population growth rate, though it is still high in many countries. But religious fundamentalists see catastrophe in the prospect of falling birth rates. Every single member country of the European Union, as well as Canada, Japan and ...
World Health Statistics 2013
ReliefWeb - 5/15/2013 11:19:00 AM
In 1990, countries with the highest rates of women dying in pregnancy and childbirth had on average 915 more maternal deaths per 100 000 live births than countries with the lowest rates. By 2010, this gap had narrowed to 512 maternal deaths per ...
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 ...
WHO statistics show narrowing health gap between countries with best and worst health status
WHO - 5/15/2013 10:00:16 AM
15 May 2013 | Geneva - The world has made dramatic progress in improving health in the poorest countries and narrowing the gaps between countries with the best and worst health status in the past two decades, according to the World Health Statistics 2013.
Developing countries’ savings to jump to $79tr by 2030
Gulf News - 5/17/2013 12:39:33 AM
Strong saving rates in developing countries are expected to peak at 34 per cent of national income in 2014 and will average 32 per cent annually until 2030. “In aggregate terms, the developing world will account for 62-64 per cent of global saving of $25 ...
Birth rates drop for less-educated women
Ashtabula Star-Beacon - 5/12/2013 3:58:45 AM
LOS ANGELES — Birthrates were dramatically reduced during the recession among women who did not finish high school, a development that far outpaced the drop among women with higher levels of education, according to a new study by the Pew Research Center ...
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
LAS CRUCES - Teen birth rates are falling in southern New Mexico as school districts seek to address the problem and implement comprehensive sexual education, but many counties in the region still see rates twice the national average. The teen ...
Little progress in meeting demand for contraception in poorest countries: study
The Hindu - 5/18/2013 12:52:41 AM
Poorest countries within the developing world lag far behind higher-income developing countries in meeting the demand for modern contraception, says a study. Between 2003 and 2012, the total number of women wanting to avoid pregnancy and needing ...
Countries with most fast food restaurants have highest obesity rates
HULIQ - 5/11/2013 11:55:22 PM
According to a Critical Public Health study, which looked at the number of Subway restaurants in 26 countries, the higher the number of restaurants in a particular country was correlative to a higher obesity rate within ... have a higher prevalence of ...