To that end, I suggested that rapidly declining birthrates
in Iran could be taken as evidence that the Iranian people as a whole were choosing not to reproduce themselves, which in turn might suggest that, as a people, they preferred not to live.
In the following years, 1996-2001, when the economic situation seems to stabilize, birth-rate stabilizes, too, and during 2001-2006, parallel with the economic expansion, we witness a slight growth of birthrate
. All this period, mortality reached relatively constant levels, just like the number of the dead births (12).
A report compiled by a government advisory panel on social security issues states, ''The declining birthrate
is the biggest challenge confronting Japan.''
But other anomalies such as Canada and Germany, whose birthrate
lags behind similarly rich nations, have yet to be explained.
The latest figures continue to show the country is experiencing a declining birthrate
and an aging population.
In 2007, France's national statistical authority announced that the country had overtaken Ireland to boast the highest birthrate
And the rising birthrate
means many are unable to spend as much time with mothers.
The growth in birthrate
is reported in Kyrgyzstan in the first half of 2008.
And critics say the Department of Health has been "caught by surprise" by the rising birthrate
, with some maternity wards forced to close their doors to expectant mothers.
Research using a Birthrate
Plus analysis tool has revealed a shortfall inmaternity staff at the James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough.
If high-school and college girls in the days of Father Knows Best were as promiscuous as those of recent years, why did the annual birthrate
per 1,000 unmarried girls aged 15-19 triple between 1960 and 1994, even as abortion went from being illegal almost everywhere to being available everywhere?
Bishop Ingham cautioned against using assumptions before gathering data and noted that other research tracks Anglican church membership decline with a falling birthrate
among its traditional constituency--white Anglo-Americans and Anglo-Canadians.