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
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 ...
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
This year Finland gets the honor of being named the best country in the world for mothers, and the Democratic Republic of Congo gets the distinction of being named the worst. What separates these two is a focus on education, economic and political ...
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
In the metro you can already read and learn, so why not find a ... since 1970 and a rise in divorce. In 2010, the EU-27 recorded 2.2 million marriages, versus 1.0 million divorces in 2009. Thus, the “crude marriage” rate -- that is, the number of ...
World Bank’s Kim Says Health Coverage Can End Poverty
Bloomberg - 5/21/2013 8:44:33 PM
World Bank President Jim Yong Kim said universal health insurance coverage in all countries can help achieve a goal of ending extreme poverty by 2030. “Every country in the world can improve the performance of its health system in the three ...
CHRISTIAN NEOCONS WANT A WHITER WORLD
American Reporter - 5/21/2013 3:12:17 AM
This is slowing the population growth rate, though it is still high in many countries ... as our nation's birth rate is right at the replacement level. Lifespans have increased worldwide, so the world's population is getting older. But it's more than ...
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 biggest breakthrough in IVF treatment for years. Share article Care Fertility has developed a time lapse imaging technique that ...
Why America's Falling Birth Rate Is Sensational News for the Pet Industry
Atlantic Online - 5/20/2013 6:22:34 PM
likes to argue that pets are gradually replacing children in the hearts of American couples -- giving them an outlet for all their nurturing instincts at a fraction of the cost and hassle. As someone who grew up with two dogs (though, admittedly ...
More Women Using Modern Contraceptives in Developing World
Medscape News - 5/21/2013 8:37:24 PM
Researchers can produce conflicting numbers on the demand for contraception because they use different measures of unmet need, according to an accompanying editorial by Herbert Peterson, MD, from the School of Medicine ... at both married and unmarried ...
Preterm Birth Rates Declining, U.S. Report Shows
Medicine Net - 5/19/2013 4:04:46 AM
Only Hawaii saw an increase in preterm deliveries. Moreover, fewer preterm infants are being delivered by Cesarean, according to the report. The reasons for the drop in preterm births isn't clear, Martin noted. "But we hope to better identify the reasons ...
EU Crisis Tied to Decreased European Fertility Rate
forexblog.oanda.com - 5/21/2013 11:54:50 AM
The latest report from Europe’s main statistics agency suggests that the European financial crisis has had an impact on birth rates across the continent since 2008, data supported by evidence from European demographic experts and a U.K.-wide ...
Women In Poorest Countries Still Need More Modern Contraception
Medical Daily - 5/20/2013 9:43:00 PM
This study estimated trends in contraceptive use and unmet need in developing countries in 2003, 2008, and 2012. "In order to make substantial and sustainable progress, improving the quality of services must become a priority," stated Singh.
Mothers from China, Philippines and Australia give birth to fewer girls but 'no evidence' of sex-selective abortion
Daily Telegraph - 5/21/2013 6:21:23 PM
The Philippines had the highest ratio with 111 boys born for every 100 girls, while Chinese and Australian mothers gave birth ... a crossbench peer who campaigns against abortion, last night urged the Government to collect more data on the ...
Poor Countries Lack Modern Contraception
Voice of America - 5/20/2013 9:54:20 AM
“The Guttmacher Institute for a long time has focused on issues of reproductive health and especially the high rates of unplanned child bearing and unplanned pregnancies across the world – the United States, as well as other countrie
Developing World to Dominate Global Investment by 2030
ipsnews.net - 5/17/2013 12:39:33 AM
Further, World Bank analysts foresee a massive escalation of global investment ... that North African countries alone lost nearly a half-trillion dollars over the past four decades, almost the equivalent of their combined gross domestic product for 2010.