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Birth rate   /bərθ reɪt/   Listen
Birth rate

The ratio of live births in an area to the population of that area; expressed per 1000 population per year.  Synonyms: birthrate, fertility, fertility rate, natality.

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"Birth rate" Quotes from Famous Books

... standards of the native population; to expel them from the vocations in which the immigrants are able or permitted to compete; or what may, perhaps, be regarded as a more sinister consequence, to induce such a restriction of the birth rate of the native population as to insure its ultimate extinction. The latter is, in fact, what seems to be happening in the New England manufacturing towns where the birth rate in the native population for some years past has fallen below the death rate, ...
— Introduction to the Science of Sociology • Robert E. Park

Words linked to "Birth rate" :   fertility, rate, birthrate

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