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Birth Rate

DECLINE: England and Wales, 1900 - 28.5 2007 ­ 10.7

1) Changes in the position of women
2) Decline in Infant mortality rate
3) Children an economic liability
a. Laws preventing child labour
b. Increased school leaver age
c. Materialisation of Childhood
4) Child centred society


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Death Rate

DECLINE: UK, 1900 ­ 19 20017 ­ 10

1) Improved nutrition
a. Thomas Mckeown (1972) argued that improved nutrition accounted for up to half
the reduction of death rates and was important in reducing rates from TB
2) Medical Improvements after 1950s
a. Antibiotics
b. Immunisation
c. Blood…


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