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
Italy considers raise in ‘baby bonus’ payments to encourage more births
World - 5/25/2016 10:12:53 AM
Ready to get unlimited access to all of WORLD’s member content ... Union countries provide paid family leave and help with childcare. But overall birth rates among EU countries remain strikingly low. In 2014, EU countries had a fertility rate of 1.58 ...
Abortion rates are declining is developing countries worldwide. What’s the cause?
Washington Post - 5/14/2016 9:28:40 AM
In fact, in developed countries around the world, the abortion rate among girls and women ... Nielsen ratings data to capture geographic variation in viewership, and Vital Statistics birth data to measure changes in teen birth rates. We find that 16 ...
Italy set to double child benefit to combat low birth rate
BBC - 5/15/2016 9:23:18 PM
If we link this to the increasing number of old and chronically ill people, we have a picture of a moribund country ... Italy has one of the lowest birth rates in Europe. According to data collected by the World Bank, its 2014 birth rate was just 8 ...
Abortion Rates Drop in First-World Nations, But Only Slightly in Poorer Countries
Nature World News - 5/13/2016 4:00:34 AM
The decrease is attributed to the improved access to birth control options ... of abortion incidents around the world. After studying data from 92 countries, the researchers found that between 1990 and 2014, abortion rates have declined from an average ...
Preterm birth linked to traffic jams in new study
worldtechtoday.com - 5/25/2016 4:17:57 PM
Preterm birth is the leading cause of newborn illness and death. The U.S. has a much higher rate of preterm births than other countries, at about 10 to 12 percent of all deliveries. “It is very unique in the U.S. that preterm birth rates are so high ...
Italian government sounds alarm over ‘apocalyptic’ drop in birth rate
Lifesite - 5/20/2016 1:21:56 AM
ROME, May 20, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) – Italy’s government is sounding the alarm about the country’s “apocalyptic” birth rate decline ... according to the World Bank. But are child payments the answer? Virginia Coda Nunziante, president of the ...
Italy’s ‘apocalyptic’ birth rate decline
theglobalherald.com - 5/17/2016 9:25:06 AM
17.05.16: Papers across the world focus on international efforts to counter the Islamic State Group in Libya, Italy’s attempts to stop an “apocalyptic” decline in the country’s birth rate and Iran’s new crackdown on social media.
Nine creative ways to improve cognitive development of children in developing countries
News-Medical - 5/23/2016 5:14:36 AM
Despite being recommended by the World Health Organization as a cost-effective way to save and improve the lives of low birth weight and pre-term infants ... and reduce the nation's high student drop-out rate in Grades 1 and 2 A program offering quality ...
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 ...
Israel has 8th highest life expectancy in the world
YNET News - 5/19/2016 6:55:24 PM
In 2015, the average world wide life expectancy at birth was 71. The country with the highest life expectancy is Japan, with an overall average lifespan of 86.8 years. Meanwhile, Switzerland has the highest male life expectancy rate at 81.3 years.
Researchers slowly homing in on risk of Zika birth defect
The Brandon Sun - 5/25/2016 4:29:17 AM
NEW YORK, N.Y. - As the international epidemic of Zika virus disease has unfolded and led to devastating birth defects for at least 1,300 children in eight countries ... the conversation by leaving a comment. Rate it yourself by rolling over the stars ...
Which is the world's fastest-growing major religion?
weforum.org - 5/20/2016 9:43:01 AM
In fact, most of the world's major religious groups are expected to rise ... Religions with many followers in developing countries – where birth rates are high, and infant mortality rates have in general been falling – are likely to grow quickly.
What the US can learn from Ethiopia about birth control
Vox - 5/20/2016 3:40:56 PM
Numerous countries, in the developed and developing world, are working to increase women's access ... The US has a very high adoption rate of birth control — 99 percent of women who have ever had sexual intercourse used at least one contraceptive method ...