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
How Europe is slowly dying despite an increasing world population
Daily Telegraph - 2/16/2015 8:24:36 AM
Beatrice Lorenzin, the minister of health, has called Italy “a dying country" But the outlook for the rest of Europe and the West is not that different, especially in eastern Europe where World Bank data shows the average birth rate in central Europe and ...
UK Muslim population of 26 million by 2051?
The Commentator - 2/23/2015 11:54:02 PM
Maybe so. That too needs debating. It is true, after all, that birth rates are falling in most parts of the world, including many Muslim countries. According to the biologist Matt Ridley (The Rational Optimist), one of the most curious and beneficial facts ...
Italy is a 'dying country' says minister as birth rate plummets
theguardian.com - 2/13/2015 12:35:43 AM
Fewer babies were born in Italy in 2014 than in any other year since the modern Italian state was formed in 1861, new data show, highlighting the demographic challenge faced by the country’s chronically ... the overall birth rate, tumbled to its lowest ...
Italy's birth rate drops to its lowest level in 150 years as economy tanks
Daily Mail - 2/14/2015 7:44:01 AM
Eurostat According to European statistics website Eurostat's most recent figures, Azerbaijan had the highest birth rate in the EU at a whopping ... and to 84.9 years for women. Developed countries the world over are counting the cost of an ageing ...
Italy: a “dying country”
MercatorNet - 2/16/2015 5:54:17 AM
Usually countries in the western world with low birth rates have relied on immigration to prop up their populations. This is true also of Italy which had over 300,000 immigrants arrive in 2013 according to Wiki. Worryingly, however, the immigration rate ...
Italy's Birth Rate Drops to Its Lowest in More than 150 Years
Scientific American - 2/11/2015 11:53:57 PM
which used to support the overall birth rate, tumbled to its lowest level for five years. The mortality rate also declined last year, stretching life expectancy for Italian men to 80.2 years, and to 84.9 years for women. Developed countries the world over ...
India could be the world's most important solar market
The Business Insider - 2/22/2015 7:37:31 PM
In the early 2000s, Europe's feed-in tariffs gave birth ... a rapid rate. Now, the U.S. and Japan are growing demand based on market forces, not subsidies or government mandates. But the biggest prize in the solar industry could be India. The country ...
Can we eradicate some of the world’s worst diseases by 2030?
The Verge - 2/25/2015 3:01:57 PM
the World Health Organization estimates that over 2 million people tested positive in 2013. That year, the rate of children who died before the age of five in sub-Saharan Africa was double that of the worldwide average. And conflicts in countries like ...
Nigeria: Preterm Birth, Largest Killer of Newborns On the Rampage
AllAfrica - 2/20/2015 11:57:36 PM
Nigeria has the 3rd highest burden of premature babies in the world after India and China. Globally, prematurity is the leading cause of death in children under the age of 5, and in almost all countries with reliable data, preterm birth rates are increasing.
Railway Budget 2015: We can ensure re-birth of Indian Railways, says Suresh Prabhu
Economic Times - 2/26/2015 8:34:13 AM
NEW DELHI: Stating that his government can ensure 're-birth of Indian Railways', Rail Minister Suresh ... role in PM Narendra Modi's ambition of eliminating poverty from the country. "I thank people for giving me this opportunity. PM challenged us when ...
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 ...
Europe Is Still a Second-Rate Power
Daily Beast - 2/20/2015 11:57:36 PM
Even under two of the most incompetent administrations in our country’s long history ... Then there is Europe’s rapidly aging population, a natural product of low birth rates, which also imposes enormous burdens on the region’s economy.
China, India, US Among World’s Worst Marine Polluters: Country-By-Country Breakdown Of Plastics In Oceans
International Business Times - 2/12/2015 2:55:54 PM
Every year, between five and 13 million more tons of plastics wind up in the world’s oceans and a whopping 80 percent of that waste pours in from just 20 countries ... use and discard plastics at the current rate while the global population rises.
Shakira Wants to Shower Expectant Moms Around the World With Gifts—And You Can Help
Yahoo News - 2/26/2015 1:03:15 AM
But for Colombian singer Shakira, the impending birth of her first baby ... being one of the most dangerous countries to be born. Its death rate was higher than 100 per 1,000 live births in 2013, according to the World Bank. Shakira's concerns inspired ...