Tag: Birth Rates

Even Before Coronavirus, America’s Population Was Growing at Slowest Rate Since 1919

WASHINGTON — The American population is growing at its slowest pace since 1919, new government data shows, as a drop in births and an acceleration in deaths put the country closer than ever to an overall decline. The figures, released by the Census Bureau on Thursday and analyzed by demographers, were for the 12 months […]

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Israel, ‘Start-up Nation,’ Groans Under Strains of Growth and Neglect

JERUSALEM — When the cosmetics salesman from Petah Tikva rolls his Toyota out of the driveway each morning, he does not worry about the Palestinians, the Trump Middle East plan or tensions with Iran — the issues most of the world thinks of when it thinks about Israel. No, Ronen Yom Tov just thinks about […]

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As Egypt’s Population Hits 100 Million, Celebration Is Muted

CAIRO — Somewhere in Egypt, around lunchtime Tuesday, the country reached a major milestone: its 100 millionth citizen was born. The birth of that citizen — whom officials identified as a girl named Yasmine Rabi’e, in a village in Minya governorate — was noted in Cairo by a giant counter outside the country’s national statistics […]

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