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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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Successive Thai governments have introduced various schemes to encourage baby-making but, like in neighbouring Singapore, whose birth rate is amongst the lowest in the world, they haven't seen much success.
1, ( ANI ): The controversy related to alarming growth in the birth rate of Muslims in Kerala has taken a new turn with the demand for an independent enquiry on the issue by National Foundation for Justice and Development.
But lower birth rates bring good news too: Fewer teen and unintended pregnancies also are contributing to the decline.
One group of women who are experiencing higher birth rates are those in their 40s.
Asian and American Indian teen birth rates were not examined in the study.
The decrease in preterm birth rates from 2007 to 2014 was observed for mothers at all ages <42 years.
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Governments in these countries generally favor higher birth rates to maintain the workforce tax base needed to fund pensions, health care and other government benefits for the elderly, but higher fertility imposes large costs on families because it is they, rather than governments, that bear most of the costs of raising children.
1 per 100, which is one of the lowest birth rates in the country.
This is particularly challenging during the current extended period of increased birth rates in Birmingham.
According to the State Statistical Office in 1948 the birth rate was 44 promiles, while in 2006 it was 13.
Some analysts think the main force driving the low birth rates of recent years has been the economy and lack of jobs.