What Affects Birth & Fertility Rates?

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Which of the following accurately describes the definition of birth rate?

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1. In order for a population to stay stable or grow the fertility rate must be?

2. The fertility rate for a population is often reported using the TFR or total fertility rate. The TFR is calculated from _____?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Birth and fertility rates allow people to measure current and future population growth. Use this worksheet and quiz to analyze your understanding by correctly identifying statements about birth rates and fertility rates.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In the quiz, you will be assessed on these concepts:

  • Total fertility rate (TFR)
  • Social factors that affect TFR
  • Birth rate
  • Maintaining a steady population
  • Possible explanations for increased fertility rates

Skills Practiced

Assess these important skills by using the worksheet and quiz:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information about examining birth and fertility rates from the related lesson
  • Making connections - use your understanding of the concept of education to see how education affects birth and fertility rates around the world
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about reasons for increased fertility rates in a different light
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as birth rate and total fertility rate

Additional Learning

To learn more, review the accompanying lesson called What Affects Birth & Fertility Rates? These objectives are covered in the lesson:

  • Learn about the current global population
  • Differentiate between general fertility rate and total fertility rate
  • Define urbanization and identify how it affects the birth rate
  • Understand how foreign aid to underdeveloped countries has affected the birth rate
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