COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS OF BIRTH RATE IN BALCAN COUNTRIES
Today, almost every country in the world is faced with the biggest demographic problem - reduced fertility. This is characteristic not only for developing and transition countries, but also for developed countries. From this trend are not exception neither Balkan countries, including Macedonia. In this paper, will be made comparative analysis based on the graphical and tabular displays of the movement of live births and birth rates in the Balkan countries in the period from 1980 to 2013. The analysis shows that our country is in a better position compared to other countries, but the data for all countries indicates the need for urgent measures to improve the situation of the birth.