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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.
He went on to compare Soviet fertility with that of other industrialized countries, and argued that the abortion ban would allow the Soviet Union to maintain or even increase its superior birthrate.
Chief Cabinet Secretary Shinzo Abe told a news conference, ''The falling birthrate is a problem that will have grave consequences for the economy and society in the future, such as slowing economic growth and raising the burden on social welfare.
One might argue that the Medicaid funding restriction had no association with the birthrate because the restriction reduced the pregnancy rate and increased the ratio of births to pregnancies, and that these two changes canceled each other out.
Earlier studies of birthrates did not consider younger minors' legal access to the pill and to abortion in the late 1960s and the 1970s; this shortcoming is critical, because such access may affect women's short- and long-term fertility, in addition to career and labor force outcomes.
Judi Yeo loves her job working as CME at Dubbo Base Hospital and was part of the trial of Birthrate Plus in 2008.
In this scenario, the consumption tax rate would need to be raised by between three and four percentage points in fiscal 2015 and by six percentage points in fiscal 2025 to meet expenditures necessary for medical and nursing care services and overcoming the declining birthrate.
It said: "The increasing birthrate in Cardiff, along with continual low staffing levels, is impacting on our ability to provide a professional and safe service to our clients.
And the rising birthrate means many are unable to spend as much time with mothers.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that between 2005 and 2006, the birthrate for teenagers aged 15-19 years rose three percent, from 40.
They are struggling to provide the level of care promised by the government, and the birthrate is set to carry on increasing.
The government on Friday approved its annual report on the declining birthrate, stressing the needs to review payments for the elderly to check a possible collapse of the nation's social insurance system.