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Unformatted text preview: the current rate, demographers expect the world population to be nearly 9 billion by mid-century, about 50% more people than in 2000. The level of fertility in a society is associated with social, as well as biological factors. For example:- Countries that have high rates of infant and child mortality often have high birth rates. By having many children, parents in these nations are more likely to see a few of them survive to adulthood.- In nations without social security systems to provide old-age insurance, parents may view children as an insurance plan for their old age.- In patriarchal societies, having many childrenespecially sonsis proof of manliness.- In cultures in which religion dictates that children are God-given and family planning is forbidden because it interferes with Gods will, many more children are usually born....
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This note was uploaded on 11/08/2011 for the course SCIE SYG2000 taught by Professor Bernhardt during the Fall '10 term at Broward College.
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