Factors affecting birth rates

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  • Factors affecting birth rates
    • Economic conditions - countries with lower per capita income tend to have higher birth rates
    • Cultural & religious backgrounds - some encourage larger families / opposed to birth control
    • Social pressures & conditions - large family may improve social standing in some countries
    • Birth control - the extent to which contraception & abortion are available
    • Political factors - governments influence birth rates though education and taxation policies
    • BR = no births per year / total population in the same year x 1000

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