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, 2019See also: Birth rate map
Prime minister floats fertility treatment to boost Japan’s birth rate
The Financial Times - 10/25/2020 11:30:00 PM
Japan has spent 50 years fretting about its low birth rate and declining population but new prime minister Yoshihide Suga has hit on a different solution: fertility treatment. In his leadership campaign,
Compare Birth Rates, Abortion Rates and Number of Partners
Washington Post - 10/2/2020 12:00:00 AM
Rates are adjusted to the young woman's age in completed years when the event occured, to be comparable with other countries ... Pregnancy rates include births and induced births but do not ...
The Teen Birth Rate: Are Record Lows Low Enough?
U.S. News & World Report - 10/15/2020 6:23:00 PM
In a remarkable achievement, the U.S. rate of births among 15- to 19-year-olds has plummeted in recent decades – but advocates aren’t letting up.
The US birth rate hit another record low in 2019. Experts fear we're facing a 'demographic time bomb' that could be fast-tracked by the pandemic.
Business Insider India - 10/9/2020 3:00:00 PM
Fewer babies were born in the US in 2019 than in any of the 35 years before, continuing a trend some experts have warned could lead to a "demographic time bomb," or when fertility rates decrease as longevity increases.
Will birth rates drop post-Covid-19? People to stay single longer and women will sexualize themselves more: Study
Meaww - 10/25/2020 12:00:00 AM
Scientists suggest that a consequence of the pandemic could be less tolerance for legal abortion and that many women will sexualize themselves more to compete with one another for desirable men
Couples Will Delay Marriages, Birth Rates To Fall In Post-Covid World: Study
Swarajya - 10/24/2020 2:23:00 PM
It is stated that some countries could see their populations fall below replacement if birth-rates continue to fall.
Russian population to fall by 1.2 million by 2024, wiping around 1% off the country’s total, says latest government estimates
RT - 10/16/2020 6:20:00 PM
The population of Russia is predicted to drop by 352,500 people this year, and could be reduced by a total of 1.2 million come 2024. The latest figures are a major revision of the 2020 dip of only 158,
Suga's fertility push hailed, but not panacea for boosting birth rate
The Japan Times - 10/18/2020 5:08:00 AM
Couples welcome moves to bring treatment under national insurance, but urge against putting pressure on people to bear children.
Suga's pledge to boost fertility treatment won't reverse declining birth rate, say experts
Japan Today - 10/11/2020 9:31:00 PM
Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga's pledge to boost fertility treatment support has offered rays of hope to couples longing for babies, but experts say the policy will not be a panacea for reversing the nation's declining birth rate.