Notes 4-30 - Many European countries have a fertility rate...

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Many European countries have a fertility rate below ZPG Major changes have taken place in o Family structure o Working mothers o Child rearing o Societal wage structure o Diversification of baby product companies o Two thirds of adult education students are women (25 mill) Society -> fertility o Religious belief o Econ conditions o Family values o Society values o Role of women Men get married at 28 Women get married on average at 26 o Women are delaying marriage, having children and are having smaller families o 22.8 for men in 1950 o 20.4 for women in 1950 Russia’s population is declining ½ million per year o Due to marked decline in fertility rates Crime Worsening health care Heavy smoking and alcohol abuse Japan – declining fertility rate o Growing number of singles and aging population o In June 2002 government urged couples to work less and have more babies as a part of structural reform o Some government invectives Shorter work week
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