Definition: The average annual percent change in the population, resulting from a surplus (or deficit) of births over deaths and the balance of migrants entering and leaving a country. The rate may be positive or negative. The growth rate is a factor in determining how great a burden would be imposed on a country by the changing needs of its people for infrastructure (e.g., schools, hospitals, housing, roads), resources (e.g., food, water, electricity), and jobs. Rapid population growth can be seen as threatening by neighboring countries.
Source: CIA World Factbook - Unless otherwise noted, information in this page is accurate as of January 1, 2014See also: Population growth rate map
More immigration could help solve the world's economic-growth problem
The Business Insider - 11/30/2015 7:19:14 PM
The population ... years to countries with a shrinking working-age population, you can boost potential economic growth. "Immigration is generally a positive thing from a demographics perspective because it helps to maintain population growth rates and ...
HSBC: Aging Populations Hurt the Growth Rate in More Ways Than You Probably Realize
Bloomberg - 11/30/2015 4:20:17 PM
What we know about humanity's productivity life cycle and the link between investment and population growth, however, doesn't support these hopes, according to HSBC: From such advanced economies as the U.S. and Japan to developing countries, such as China ...
Ethiopia, Becoming a Middle Income Country By 2025
AllAfrica - 11/30/2015 8:20:40 AM
Ethiopia has witnessed rapid economic growth, with real gross domestic product (GDP) growth averaging 10.9 per cent between 2004 and 2014, which is lifting the country from being the second poorest in the world in ... the GDP growth rate, followed by ...
10 Countries With the Largest Projected Population Growth: American Exceptionalism
The Huffington Post - 1/31/2012 6:38:53 AM
Because the internal and external factors vary greatly across countries, there are sharp national differences in projected population growth ... projections and total fertility rates for this article came from the World Population Prospects 2010.
Internet use growth slows down in 2015: ITU
Telecom Lead - 11/30/2015 4:10:08 AM
posting 6.9 percent growth in 2015 against 7.4 percent in 2014. The number of Internet users in developing countries has almost doubled in the past five years (2010-2015), with two thirds of all people online now living in the developing world. The number ...
Morgan Stanley’s China bear puts zero odds on 6% growth rate
Live Mint - 11/20/2015 5:47:53 AM
More than three decades into an industrial boom that created the world’s second-largest ... Historically, countries that expanded by 6% or more had an average working-age population growth rate of 2.7%, said Sharma, whose $1.6 billion Emerging Markets ...
Is world poverty worsening?
Times Union - 11/28/2015 8:51:41 AM
The global population ... rates (thus controlling population growth), better environmental stewardship, and higher life expectancies than in more repressive and misgoverned lands. Bailey concludes by saying that it is in “democratic capitalist countries ...
Programme keeps mothers safe but boosts population
News Laundry - 11/30/2015 10:08:03 AM
... people—or 80% of the population of Brazil—the world’s fifth-most populous nation, this group of eight states recorded a 20.92% population growth rate versus the rest of the country’s 14.99%. These states are called the Empowered Action Group ...
Sweden posts strong growth as Denmark dips
France 24 - 11/30/2015 12:45:32 PM
Sweden has taken in more asylum seekers as a proportion of its population than any other country in Europe, as the continent struggles with its biggest migration crisis since World War II ... straight quarters of growth. Statistics Denmark attributed ...
Refugee influx to boost economic output of the receiving countries
Economic Times - 11/27/2015 2:04:50 AM
initial assessments of their economic impact on receiving countries are coming in: The influx is good for growth. A new Bloomberg survey of economists predicts that Germany, the biggest recipient of Syrian asylum seekers in the western world, will get a 0 ...
Global Growth In CO2 Emissions Stagnates
reportingclimatescience.com - 11/30/2015 1:28:29 PM
Apart from the EU, other countries ... emitter world-wide, China has also managed to slow down its emissions growth. After the surge in CO2 emissions recorded over the past 10 years, China's emissions increased by only 0.9% in 2014, the same rate as ...
Real World Economics: Let's give thanks for a history of growth
TwinCities Pioneer Press - 11/29/2015 6:27:20 AM
Yes, the current rate of increase of levels of living is less than it was in such high-growth periods as the last third of the 1800s, the 1920s, the three decades immediately after World War II ... settled land area by a population that was growing ...
The Future of World Religions: Population Growth Projections, 2010-2050
The Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life Project - 4/2/2015 1:43:28 PM
all of the world’s major religious groups are poised for at least some growth in absolute numbers in the coming decades. The global Buddhist population is expected to be fairly stable because of low fertility rates and aging populations in countries such ...
How Will The World Look With Vastly More Africans In It?
AFKinside - 11/30/2015 9:39:25 AM
According to the World ... countries, saying. “Africa… will surprise the world with its incredible leapfrogs in growth.” According to Pieter Niehaus, Director of leading international legal company, Norton Rose Fulbright, Africa’s population ...
Indian GDP Growth Picks up in 3Q
FORTUNE - 11/30/2015 2:32:54 PM
India cemented its position as the world’s fastest-growing large economy in the three months to September, posting growth ... its population out of poverty. “Justice demands that, with what little carbon we can still safely burn, developing countries ...