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
Germany has lowest birth rate in the world, study shows
Deutsche Welle - 5/29/2015 12:28:42 PM
The publishers say that women's participation in the labor market is key to ensuring country's growth. Germany has the world's lowest birth rate, according to a new study produced by German auditing firm BDO in partnership with the Hamburg Institute of ...
11 Countries with the Highest Teenage Pregnancy Rates in the World
INSIDER MONKEY - 5/28/2015 4:37:27 AM
Are you ready to find out the 11 countries with the highest teenage pregnancy rates in the world? Let us hit the list below: Number of birth rate: 14 per 1000 population The World Health Organization covers Albania’s health needs and trends since 1991.
What the countries with the highest fertility rates have in common
East Idaho News - 5/18/2015 5:28:05 PM
As Deseret News National reported last week, birth rates in America have dipped fairly low, but that's not the case everywhere. African countries are beating everyone ... rates compared to other regions in the world. The chart included in the analysis ...
Maternal Death Rate: WHO Gives Mauritius the Worst Grade in Africa
news.islandcrisis.net - 5/25/2015 1:23:34 PM
Mauritius has been given a very poor grade by the World Health Organisation (WHO) in its World Health Statistics report. It is the only country in Africa to have ... 9 women in 1,000 died after giving birth in 2013. Back in 2000, only 4 in 1,000 women ...
Rights groups slam Myanmar birth law as anti-Muslim
Reuters - 5/25/2015 12:19:08 PM
The group has stoked anti-Muslim sentiment by saying Muslim communities have high birth rates and will eventually overrun the predominately Buddhist country. "This law targets one religion, one population, in one area," said Khin Lay, founder of the Yangon ...
Japan’s graduate hiring rate reaches near record high
worldfinance.com - 5/20/2015 9:26:06 AM
As the country’s baby boomer generation retires, businesses looking to replenish their workforce face a smaller pool of potential recruits, owing to Japan’s fall in birth rate in recent years.
Kyrgyzstan strives to make inroads on poor maternal health record
theguardian.com - 5/29/2015 6:30:48 AM
The country has the highest ... to lower a maternal mortality rate that remains stubbornly high. Photograph: Viktor Drachev/Getty Aiperi Isaeva, 23, travelled to Bishkek from her village in Issyk-Kul to give birth to her second child.
Myanmar's New Birth-Spacing Law Criticized As 'Anti-Muslim'
International Business Times - 5/26/2015 1:05:04 AM
A new law in Myanmar that could be used to force women in the country to have children at least three years ... by accusing the Muslim population of having extremely high birth rates -- the passage of such a law has become a highly controversial move.
Warning Bell for Developed Countries: Declining Birth Rates
Forbes - 4/20/2012 9:57:30 AM
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 replacement ...
Is the UK still a Christian country?
My Telegraph - 5/25/2015 10:31:46 AM
By 2050, however, Europe will be home to just 16% of the world’s Christians, while four out of every 10 Christians globally will live in sub-Saharan Africa, thanks to high birth rates and falling ... are still a Christian country’, but for how much ...
Canada rights body to review complaint over birth certificate gender markers
Channel News Asia - 5/28/2015 2:45:54 PM
"Clinical determination of gender at birth is subject to an error rate that is much higher than people think ... in life and without showing proof of sex reassignment surgery. Many countries require gender reassignment surgery, and sometimes sterilization ...
How Europe is slowly dying despite an increasing world population
Daily Telegraph - 2/16/2015 8:24:36 AM
Despite a world population growth rate of 1.2 per cent - according to UN data from 2010, revised in 2012 - the West is seeing lower population rates, usually below 10 per cent and birth rates substantially lower compared to developing countries.
U.S. birth data underscores higher C-section risks, CDC says
Win 98.5 - 5/20/2015 12:25:04 PM
ATLANTA (Reuters) - U.S. women who give birth ... third rate remains historically high, Curtin said. C-sections accounted for about 23.5 percent of births in 1991, the CDC said. The ideal rate for cesarean births is from 10 to 15 percent, the World Health ...
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PrepSure - 5/28/2015 6:31:59 AM
Candidates who are preparing for their competitive exams can find here important exam oriented international and world current affairs ... the power to implement birth-spacing guidelines in areas with high rates of population growth.
Goldman Sachs tells us what we already know: the world is drowning in debt
Economic Collapse News - 5/25/2015 11:53:29 PM
For years now – thanks to record-low interests, quantitative easing and stimulus plans by governments and central banks – the world has been suffocating ... pay out more than it takes in. With the birth rate among millennials at a record low, there ...