Fertility Decline in Industrialized Countries: Trends & Preconditions


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Which of these helped women to decide when they would start families?

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1. Which of these is a government attempt to influence the birth rate?

2. What one simple act helped reduce infant mortality in the last century?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Test your ability to understand information on fertility decline trends. Quiz questions assess your knowledge of the impact of education on birth rates and a simple act that reduced infant mortality in the industrial revolution.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on the following:

  • What helped women decide when they would start having children
  • Governmental effort to influence the birth rate
  • Act that lessened infant mortality in the Industrial Revolution
  • Why poor families in developing countries hedge their bets with regards to children
  • Role education had on birth rates

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz let you practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension- ensure that you draw the most important information from the related fertility trends lesson
  • Information recall- access the knowledge you've gained regarding information about a government attempt to influence birth rate
  • Knowledge application- use your knowledge to answer a question about reduced infant mortality during the Industrial Revolution

Additional Learning

To review concepts related to fertility trends, read through the brief lesson titled Fertility Decline in Industrialized Countries: Trends & Preconditions. This lesson will help you:

  • Identify what a stable population is
  • Understand how the decline of disease and better hygiene lead to lower infant and childhood mortality rates
  • Recall why the rise of education in women leads to lower fertility rates
  • Review the effect of contraceptives on fertility trends