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Unformatted text preview: neficiary of Chinese aid in • China in Africa - Fact or Fiction Stabilizing World Population
Dispersal is not a solution
Increase the death rate?
Reduce the birth rate! Culture and Fertility
High fertility rates may be traditional
High infant mortality rates
Children can work
Males more valued
takes time There is also a relationship between gender equity, empowerment of
women and a country’s fertility rate. Empower Women
Low status of women is single most important
factor influencing fertility rate
Average age at marriage impacts fertility rate
Sri Lanka: 25; TFR = 2.0
Bangladesh: 17; TFR = 3.0 More education =
less children Family Planning Services
Prenatal care, proper birth spacing
Healthier women healthier babies fewer infant deaths lower TFR
Provide information and contraceptives
Local social and
cultural beliefs Government Policies & Fertility
Laws determining minimum
Budget for family planning,
education, health care, oldage security
Economic rewards and
penalties Population Growth in Brazil
• Decline in Fertility Rate in Brazil...
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- Spring '14