Measurements of Fertility: Terms, Calculations & Interpretations


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If we're measuring fertility, what are we looking at?

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1. Which of these describes the crude birth rate?

2. In statistical research, what is considered to be the reproductive age range?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Looking at the different ways fertility is measured is the topic of this quiz and corresponding worksheet. To pass the quiz, you should know about crude birth rate and the reproductive age range.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this printable worksheet and quiz to review:

  • Definition of crude birth rate
  • The measurement of the number of daughters a woman will have before age 45
  • What the net reproduction rate factors in that the gross reproduction rate does not
  • The reproductive age range

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz will let you practice the following abilities:

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer a question about statistical research and fertility
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as crude birth rate and fertility
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as net reproduction rates and gross reproduction rates

Additional Learning

You can study more information about fertility rates by reviewing the corresponding lesson called Measurements of Fertility: Terms, Calculations & Interpretations. This lesson will help you to:

  • Recall the purpose and importance of measuring fertility
  • Know how the crude birth rate is determined
  • Review the differences between the general fertility rate and the total fertility rate
  • Learn about why sex ratios are used to determine the gross reproduction rate
  • Examine how the net reproduction rate is calculated