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Births

Reasons for the decline in the birth rate (sociological perspectives since 1900)

-social,economic,cultural,legal,political and technological factors.

There were major changes in the position of women during the 20th century:

CHANGES IN THE POSITION OF WOMEN

  • Legal equality with men, e.g. right to vote
  • Increased educational opportunities-girls do better than boys at school
  • More women in paid employment
  • laws outlawing unequal pay & sex sex discrimination.
  • Changes in attitudes to family life & womens role
  • Easier access to divorce
  • Access to abortion, reliable contraception

resulting in women seeing other possibilities in life apart from the traditional housewife role and mother. man are delaying childbearing,

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