Birth rates

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Definition: Birth rates are the no. of live births per 1000 of the population per year.

Main trend: Decline in birth rates since 1900

Reasons for these changes {Social, Economic, Cultural, Legal, Political, Technical}

Changes in the position of women as a result of these changes, women now see other possibilities in life other than the traditional housewife role. E.g. of the changes are legal equality with men i.e. the right to vote; increased educational opportunities, as now girls do better than boys; more women in paid employment and outlawing unequal pay and sex discrimination; changes in attitudes to family life and women’s role; easier access to divorce; access to abortion and reliable contraception i.e. giving women more control over their fertility.



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