GEOGRAPHY BIRTH AND DEATH RATES

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  • Factors which change birth & death rates
    • Economic
      • - Death rate is strongly affected by poverty. The death rate in Glasgow was the highest in Britain with 1420 per 100,000
    • Social
      • People marry later on in life. The average age has gone from 24 in 1960 to 30 in 2010.
  • Countries like China & Singapore have tried to decrease birth rates with different programmes.
  • Taxes will have to rise & pension entitlements will have to fall as the working population wont be high enough.
    • Other countries introduces schemes to increase the population to give them a bigger workforce.

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