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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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Aware of the seriousness of the ever-dropping birthrate earlier in 2006, the government has been employing various countermeasures but to no avail.
The MOI said the area with lowest birthrates in Taiwan was Pingtung County at 5.1, followed by Chiayi County, and Keelung County, at 5.2, and 5.5, respectively.
Kearney and Levine, both economists, are experts in why teenage birthrates are so high in America.
The CDC's report on teen birthrates, for example, cites research suggesting that teen pregnancy prevention efforts and improved contraceptive use among teens have contributed much to the recent declines.
While researching it, I read a lot of right-wing articles about how decreasing birthrates in Europe would clear the way for a Muslim invasion.
The Results: The more and better the sex education in a state, the lower the teen birthrate. States with higher levels of religiosity and political conservatism had higher adolescent birthrates.
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.
The more religious the residents of a state are, the higher the state's teenage birthrate, according to an analysis of federal birth statistics for 2006 and responses to a 2007-2008 survey of Americans' religious beliefs.
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 Jewish birthrate rose this year while the Muslim birthrate dropped.