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Understanding Basic Demography: What is Birth Rate and Death Rate

There are two statistics that are fundamental in the study demography - birth rate and death rate. It is essential for students to have a working knowledge of these two figures, as they serve as the building blocks for understanding more complex population concepts like growth rate, doubling time, and more. Luckily, understanding these two stats is fairly simple:  birth rate refers to the number of births that occur per thousand people, per year. Similarly, death rate refers to the number of deaths per thousand people, per year.

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