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, 2012See also: Population growth rate map
Efforts against female genital mutilation could be thwarted by population growth
Catholic Online - 7/22/2014 7:20:29 PM
Advances in fighting female genital mutilation, or FGM and child marriage could be offset by population growth unless the rate of progress increases ... those gains will be lost as population grows in the 29 countries in Africa and the Middle East where ...
India Among the Top 10 Countries with Highest Rates of Child Marriage: UNICEF
The Indian Republic - 7/23/2014 5:28:57 AM
India has the sixth highest prevalence of child marriage in the world, claims a report ... over the past three decades, rates of progress need to be scaled up dramatically to offset population growth in the countries where the practices are most common.
Population growth and America’s future
Baxley News-Banner - 7/23/2014 3:44:33 PM
Studies show that the rate of world population growth has been waning since the 1980s. However, the best estimates for the sustaining capacity for the earth under prevailing circumstances are between four billion and sixteen billion people. Considering ...
China’s internet population growth reaches to 632 million, majority using mobile devices for online access
Industry Leaders Magazine - 7/22/2014 11:20:53 AM
China’s Internet adoption rate had been growing over the years but that growth now appears ... With China having the world’s largest smartphone market, the International Data Corporation predicts that the country is likely to account for nearly 1.8 ...
Only a Third of Nigerians are Poor, Says World Bank
nigerianmuse.com - 7/23/2014 4:53:09 AM
The World Bank also predicted a 7.4 per cent growth rate in the country’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP ... Most Nigerians cannot afford not to work, but a large share of the population is engaged in low productivity and low paying tasks.”
New Zealand among most ethnically diverse countries
MercatorNet - 7/21/2014 9:34:42 AM
I was surprised to learn that as many as one in four people living in New Zealand in 2013 was born in another country ... rates about replacement levels. It comes as no surprise that a declining birth rate is the main driver of slowing population growth.
Iran population decline alarms observers
presstv.com - 7/23/2014 9:53:48 AM
Meanwhile, Iran also has one of the steepest urban growth rates in the world. The increasing trend to migrate from villages to urban centers is another reason for the decline in Iran’s population growth rate.
MANDRYK: Population growth is never guaranteed
Leader Post - 7/17/2014 11:58:26 PM
Saskatchewan has had population growth in 82 of its 109 years (counting this year) in existence, including a record 31 straight years from its establishment in 1905 until 1936, and then a 21-year stretch from the Second World War’s end until the late 1960s.
10 Countries With the Largest Projected Population Growth: American Exceptionalism
The Huffington Post - 1/31/2012 9:40:50 PM
2011 marked the announcement that the world's population had reached 7 billion ... (having more immigration than emigration). Internal growth rates are strongly predicted by factors like the country's age distribution, desired family size, life expectancy ...
Growth, Global Warming Threaten African Species
Voice of America - 7/22/2014 11:35:12 AM
Meanwhile, countries are recording 3 percent population growth per year, and land that was once covered ... contains the second largest tropical rain forest in the world and is an important source of livelihood for millions of people.
More Nigerians are Underemployed Than Unemployed – World Bank
Ventures - 7/23/2014 9:53:48 AM
It revealed that only 33.1 percent of the country’s 169 million population are living below the ... on a strong path toward poverty reduction. The World Bank also predicted a 7.4 percent growth rate in the country’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) this ...
Malawi: Youth Can Be Drivers of Economic Growth
AllAfrica - 7/17/2014 10:51:01 AM
"As Malawi and the world improve health and reduce mortality ... And Gondwe said the fact that a large proportion of the country's population comprised young people and a growth rate of 2.8 per cent per annum, would exert pressure on social services ...
UN 'concerned' by world population growth trends
BBC - 2/2/2011 11:57:51 PM
The world population growth rate must slow down significantly to avoid reaching ... figure potentially could double to 14 billion by 2100 if action is not taken. Even countries with intermediate fertility need to reduce it to replacement level or below ...
FACTBOX: Population growth could blunt battle against FGM, child marriage - UNICEF
one.trust.org - 7/22/2014 1:55:23 AM
NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) — Advances in fighting female genital mutilation (FGM) and child marriage could be offset by population growth unless the rate of progress increases ... population grows in the 29 countries in Africa and the Middle ...
IMF lowers U.S. growth outlook for 2014
CBS News - 7/23/2014 1:42:52 PM
and earlier-than-expected interest rate hikes. The report also forecasts slowing growth after that as a result of an aging population and more modest prospects for productivity improvements. The IMF believes the best way to counter those forces is to take ...