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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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Kearney and Levine, both economists, are experts in why teenage birthrates are so high in America.
For years now, conservatives have decried plummeting birthrates in Europe as evidence of the corrosive nature of secularism.
Comment: The researchers point out that the content of sex education courses were greatly influenced by the state characteristics and so it may be the level of religiosity and political conservatism that influence both the sex education classes and the teen birthrate.
Two-thirds of those questioned said they did not have enough staff to cope with demand, despite a high birthrate.
Pearce, an environmental writer, says "empowerment of women" has led the world to a lower birthrate, leading to a population of more elders than young people.
In spite of all these, even Moslem populations face a decrease of birthrate, generated by similar causes: decrease of infantile mortality, the increase of the schooling period for women, increased marriage age knowing and using contraceptives.
According to the report, "the aging population, critical birthrate, escalating abortions, the collapse of marriage, the explosion in family breakups and the emptying of homes are the main problems of Europeans.
The score showed a high correlation with the teenage birthrate (r=0.
The Jewish birthrate rose this year while the Muslim birthrate dropped.
PARTIES MUST GRAPPLE WITH DECLINING BIRTHRATE (The Daily Yomiuri as translated from the Yomiuri Shimbun)
The once ironclad axiom that the wealthier a nation the lower its birthrate is reversed when countries pass a certain threshold of development, according to a study released Wednesday.
The Department of Statistics (DoS) said Saturday that the Kingdom had witnessed a sharp demographic change during the second half of last century and the first decade of the 21st century, with the birthrate declining from 7.