Saturday, January 14, 2012

Birth rate

What makes birth rate high?

-lack of knowledge about contraceptives
-low education
-certain religions believe in the importance of large families
-family oriented people, less career minded
-desire for a male offspring (some families want a male offspring to carry on the family name, thus couples that have daughters tend to keep trying to have a son)
-early marriages
-high infant mortality rates
-large families gives status (in some developing countries)

What makes birth rates low?

-use of contraceptives
-career oriented people
-late marriages
-spending too much time on education
-low infant mortality rates


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