Countries Included: All world countries, economic regions, geographical regions
Years Covered: From 1993 to 2014
Indicators: Over 50 indicators from our database of 1,000 are currently display by Econ Stats
Data Sources: IMF, World Bank, UN, OECD, CIA World Factbook, Internet World Statistics, The Heritage Foundation and Transparency International
Last Updated: 17th March 2015
The population growth rate is made up of the birth rate minus the death rate plus the net migration rate. Population growth will help fuel economic growth, assuming that the economy is flexible enough to provide jobs or entrepreneurial opportunities. Developing countries tend to have high birth rates, since children are a form of social security where the government does not play that role. As economies get richer, the birth rates drop. Open economies that have desirable opportunities make up for that with an inflow of immigrants.