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Value, measure, or degree; a charge, payment, or price determined through the application of a mathematical formula or based upon a scale or standard.

For example, an interest rate is determined by the ratio between the principal and interest.

Rate is also used synonymously with tax.

West's Encyclopedia of American Law, edition 2. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

RATE. A public valuation or assessment of every man's estate; or the ascertaining how much tax every one shall pay. Vide Pow. Mortg. Index, h.t.; Harr. Dig. h.t.; 1 Hopk. C. R. 87.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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[dagger] Assuming that observation i refers to country j located in region k, PMna is the proportion of non-AIDS related deaths among women aged 15-49 that are maternal deaths, GFR is the general fertility rate and SAB is the proportion of deliveries for which a skilled birth attendant is present, the estimated regression model was as follows:
* For instance, In Asia, where the maximum percentage Increase In the average length of a woman's reproductive lifetime occurred, the change observed was an annual increase of 0.1%, whereas the MMR, the general fertility rate and lifetime risk of maternal death declined annually by 4.1%, 2.3% and 6.2%, respectively.
In contrast, a similar increase in MATLV is shown to have virtually no net impact on the general fertility rate. The effects on labor-force participation rates for women in the prime childbearing years fall between these extremes: the hypothesized ten percent rise in MATLV produces net gains of somewhat under two percent in LFP.
where IMR, LFP, and GFR are infant mortality rates, labor-force participation rates for women in the prime childbearing ages (20-34), and general fertility rates, respectively; MATLV gauges weeks of paid maternal leave; and the X's represent intersecting sets of "control" variables.
where [F.sub.it] is the general fertility rate, for ith country in the t-th time-period, and [x.sub.jit] are the jth explanatory variables.
General Fertility Rate (GFR) is defined as the annual number of births per 1000 women of child-bearing age.
We also tried general fertility rates and found very similar results to those reported later in this paper.

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