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
Korean County Achieves Its Goal: Less Birth Control, More Babies
New York Times - 11/30/2015 2:32:54 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 ...
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 ...
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.
Premature Birth Still Top Killer of Young Children, Big Problem in US
Voice of America - 11/17/2015 10:09:09 AM
But preterm birth has not been going down in many countries. It’s been increasing ... Malawi has the highest rate of premature birth in the world. Other posters showed pictures of cities lit up in purple, the color of World Prematurity Day.
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 ...
Ethiopia and the World Bank of Lies, Damned Lies and Statislies
Nazret - 11/30/2015 2:04:16 PM
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 ...
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 ...
March Of Dimes Plan Aims To Make United States a Leader In Preterm Birth Prevention
The Business Journal - 11/17/2015 5:44:17 AM
The United States' preterm birth rate was 9.6 percent in 2014 ... groups working together to raise awareness and prevent premature birth in their countries. Through World Prematurity Day and other joint efforts, members call for action to prevent ...
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.
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 ...
Victoria Beckham Designs Items for World AIDS Day
Pop & Herald - 11/30/2015 4:13:07 PM
The future of the HIV epidemic in the country Pakistan ... many of whom were infected at birth and never treated. UNICEF added further that among populations affected by HIV, the only group that saw no decrease in mortality rates was adolescents.
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.
Welcome to the world: background to our St Helena features
ITV - 11/30/2015 11:19:38 AM
But it remained a garrison through both world wars and many St Helenians fought for King ... The population of St Helena had already fallen by a third from 6 to 4,000 people.The birth rate was in decline and the number of elderly people was rising.