from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. See birthrate.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The ratio of live births in an area to the population of that area; expressed per 1000 population per year.
- n. The human ability to create new ideas, institutions and frameworks out of nothing.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Birth.
- n. The ratio of the number of births in a given time, as a year, to the total number of population; birth-rate.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the ratio of live births in an area to the population of that area; expressed per 1000 population per year
Will a high tuberculosis mortality, then, be conducive to great fertility, or do we have to fear that a decrease of the natality will be the result of energetic measures against tuberculosis?
A revolution is best described as "natality" or the birth of ideas, a new beginning towards political freedom.
Cocooned in the protection of our natality, we are safeguarded for a nanosecond from the intensely complex lives that fan out ahead of us, still untainted by the division and conflict that seems to define the architectural mindscape of our current world.
In this most recent study, data were analyzed from the National Center for Health Statistics' natality files by a team of researchers led by Dr. Melissa M. Ahern of Washington State University.
Does the claim that the welfare state reduces natality go beyond casual empiricism?
As far as we welfare state reducing natality ... how does that work in the 50+ countries where growth rates are declining and there is no welfare state?
Concerning Jeremia and his long dooming predicttion of the demise of Israel, I would like to remind him that the Jewish demographics in Israel (1948+Judea Samaria) are very robust and climbing whereas muslim natality is plunging!
Essentially, the thesis is that state efforts to regulate natality have led to under-reporting of births, and we can only make educated guesses as to what the real numbers are.
Open borders are certainly one solution for low natality in rich countries.
I read recent reports that 2007 had surpassed the baby boom natality rate.
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