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
Iran's declining birth rate alarms country's leaders
Deutsche Welle - 7/30/2020 8:35:00 PM
Iran's spiritual leader is worried about his country's low birth rate. Political measures aimed at helping people juggle work and family life haven't made much of a difference.
Germany's birth rate drops, confirming dramatic predictions for the whole world
Deutsche Welle - 8/1/2020 1:27:00 AM
Births in Germany are down, while its population ages. It's a similar trend in other countries. A new study predicts a dramatic reduction in the world's population by the end of the century.
Dyer: As birth rates drop globally, immigration will play deciding factor in countries' GDP growth
London Free Press - 7/20/2020 11:05:00 PM
The forecasts don’t even factor in the impact of foreseeable calamities such as climate change. Nevertheless, these numbers are not just fiction, and they are good news. The numbers come from the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation of the University of Washington,
World Population Day 2020: Faced With Depopulation, These Are the 5 Fastest-Shrinking Countries in the World
India.com - 7/9/2020 10:19:00 AM
New Delhi: While the curse of overpopulation looms large over the world, surprisingly there are also a few countries faced with a demographic decline, where less population is a cause of major ...
Rate of very premature births falls by as much as 90% during coronavirus lockdowns
Daily Mail - 7/21/2020 12:54:00 AM
Two separate, pre-peer-review studies conducted in Denmark and Ireland found rates of very early births declined by 90 and 75%, respectively, as women stayed home to stay safe from COVID-19.
Demographic apocalypse: collapsing birth rates will turn our world upside down
The Times - 7/22/2020 4:17:00 PM
This vision of the world in 2100 is set out in a landmark study that has concluded that the age of an ever-expanding human population is coming to a close faster than previously thought ...
Why the collapsing global birth rate won’t save us from climate change
Quartz - 7/27/2020 8:28:00 AM
If that’s the case, the collapse of the global birth rate should be encouraging for ... By 2100, at least two dozen countries—including China, Thailand, Japan, and Spain—will see their ...
South Korean birth rate world's lowest in struggle for balance: Report
The Straits Times - 6/30/2020 8:15:00 AM
SEOUL (REUTERS) - South Korea has the world's lowest birth rate, according to a United Nations ... the lowest among 201 countries surveyed. "Even as women have gained equality in access to ...
Pakistan surpasses Brazil to become world’s 5th most populous country
MSN - 7/25/2020 1:49:00 AM
Islamabad: Pakistan has become the world’s 5th most populous country ... Currently, the country’s annual birth rate stands at 2.8 per cent. Besides, Pakistan has the highest population ...