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
Warning Bell for Developed Countries: Declining Birth Rates
Forbes - 10/16/2012 6:28:12 PM
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 ...
In Developing World, Most Dangerous Day of Life Is Birth
Bloomberg - 8/17/2014 9:55:46 PM
Their plight is gaining attention with only 500 days to go before the world is scheduled to meet the ... from 1990 levels and a 75 percent drop in the rate women die from childbirth. “The day of birth is the most dangerous day of your life,” said ...
British village has higher birth rate than world's most densely populated countries
Daily Telegraph - 9/3/2009 7:49:00 AM
A tiny British village has a higher birth rate than the world's five most densely populated countries, official figures show. Cambourne in Cambridgeshire produced 24.1 births per 1,000 women in 2009 - almost double the UK average of 12.1. The village has ...
The mystery of the falling teen birth rate
Vox - 8/20/2014 2:14:05 PM
We talked to others around the country, and they were all seeing a very ... But then you have to answer the question: what in the world are we doing?" The massive decline in teen birth rates is undeniably good news for public health advocates.
Taiwan Birth Rate Falls to World’s Lowest
Voice of America - 8/15/2011 11:56:50 PM
Taiwan’s rate of 0.9 is now the world’s lowest ... Taiwan and Singapore, the low birth rate is a key policy priority which they’re trying to address right now," Wai said. "To make matters worse, in all three countries, including China, there ...
Dropping birth rates threaten global economic growth
CBS News - 5/8/2014 12:25:22 AM
It also sent birth rates tumbling ... A return to "normal" growth is unlikely: Economic growth of 3 percent a year in developed countries, the average over four decades, had been considered a natural rate of expansion, sure to return once damage from ...
Here’s a map of the best and worst countries to be a mother
Washington Post - 5/8/2013 10:30:03 AM
The U.S. preterm birth rate (1 in 8 births) is one of the highest in the industrialized world (second only to Cyprus). In fact, 130 countries from all across the world have lower preterm birth rates than the United States. The U.S. prematurity rate is ...
Birth rates drop around the world
Martinsville Bulletin - 5/8/2014 8:39:17 AM
birth rates are back where they were in the early 1970s. In other countries, women who put off having children in the recession might play catch up soon, as they did after World War II. Demographers note that women were having children later in life even ...
The world's most miserable countries
USA Today - 5/25/2014 12:33:50 AM
Four of the most miserable countries had estimated inflation rates of at least 5% last year ... As of 2011, life expectancy at birth was an abysmal 49 years in Chad, among the lowest in the world. Less than 2% of the population in Chad, largely a desert ...
The 10 Poorest Countries in the World
Fox Business - 9/14/2012 6:51:50 PM
This story was originally published by 24/7 Wall St. However, compared to the poorest countries in the world, the poverty rate in the U.S. is relatively ... Few nations have a lower life expectancy at birth than Swaziland, where the average person is ...
Birth Rate Plunges, Projected To Reach Lowest Level In Decades
The Huffington Post - 7/26/2012 7:01:01 PM
The birth rate has plunged most significantly among ... population is projected to be age 65 and older. Some developing countries with high poverty tend to have some of the highest birth rates in the world, due in part to poor access to education and ...
Korea – highest abortion rate in world
California Catholic Daily - 8/16/2014 6:36:31 PM
Why is the world’s worst abortion holocaust taking place in a country where most abortions are illegal ... South Korea came under tremendous pressure from the United States to reduce its birth rate on the grounds that it was “overpopulated.”
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
About 222 million women in developing countries want to use birth control but aren’t currently able to access a modern contraceptive method, and nearly three quarters of those women live in the world’s poorest countries. “Unless the adequacy of ...
U.S. Has Highest Mortality Rate for Newborns of any Industrialized Country
AllGov - 5/9/2013 11:54:45 AM
Save the Children blames some of the problem on babies being born too early in the U.S., where the preterm birth rate (1 in 8 births) is one of the highest in the industrialized world and second only to Cyprus. “In fact, 130 countries from all across the ...
Will Pew Muslim birth rate study finally silence the “Eurabia” claim?
Reuters - 1/27/2011 3:15:15 PM
As we summarised it in our report Muslim birth rate falls, slower population growth: Falling birth rates will slow the world’s Muslim population growth ... fertility rates in many Muslim-majority countries,” it said, noting the birth rate is falling ...