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Birth Rate

The number of babies born per 1,000 women of childbearing age in a population. This may be used to help calculate population growth. It is also called the fertility rate.

birth rate

see POPULATION.

birth rate

the number of people born into a POPULATION per thousand per year. In 2004, for example, the UK birth rate was 11 people per 1,000 of the population. The difference between this rate and the DEATH RATE is used to calculate the rate of growth of the population of a country over time. The birth rate tends to decline as a country attains higher levels of economic development. See DEMOGRAPHIC TRANSITION.
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Working with coauthors worldwide, they based their calculations for the study on finding the birth rate and age distribution strikes the best balance between the costs of raising children and of caring for the elderly.
The relatively strong performance of GDP in 2011 and 2013 is reflected in the widening gap between the business birth rate and death rate in these years.
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Vicky Head, of Cambridgeshire county council which published the figures, said: "The birth rate reflects that Cambourne has a young age structure with a higher proportion of women of child-bearing age than the national average.
The United States stands as an exception among many developed nations that now have birth rates below - in some cases well below - the rate that would maintain their current population.
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Despite a 36 percent drop in the teen pregnancy rate between 1990 and 2002 (the most recent data available) and a 33 percent decline in the teen (girls aged 15-19) birth rate between 1991 and 2004, the United States still has the highest teen pregnancy and birth rates in the industrialized world--The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy
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