Varying Birth Rates

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  • Created on: 23-10-13 19:53
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  • Varying Birth Rate
    • Lifestyle
      • Infant mortality higher in LEDCs
        • So they try to have more children
      • Early marriage
      • Emancipation of women, meaning more are career-seeking & postpone children.
    • Culture
      • Status symbol - considered respectable to have many children
      • Preference to males as they can work & also keep the family name running
      • Some cultures allow several marriages, therefore more children (polygamy).
    • Religion
      • Catholicism forbids contraception
      • Polygamy - allowed many wives
    • Government
      • Government policies (e.g. one child)
    • Education
      • Awareness of contraception, family planning etc.
    • Wealth
      • Poverty means no access to contraception
      • MEDCs - expensive to bring up children.
  • Wealth
    • Poverty means no access to contraception
    • MEDCs - expensive to bring up children.

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