The Proximate Determinants Framework of Human Fertility


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What are proximate determinants?

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1. Which of these is not one of the main proximate determinants?

2. The proximate determinants framework can be measured through this equation: TFR = TF x Cm x Ci x Ca x Cc. What does this measure? What is TFR?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Human fertility is a complex and very prevalent topic in the medical field, and this pair of practice assessments will help test your understanding of the determining factors in the fertility rate of a human population. Quiz questions will focus on proximate determinants and what they mean.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This pair of assessments will test you on:

  • Definition of proximate determinants
  • Main proximate determinants
  • Finding proximate determinants in equations
  • How total fecundity is influenced by proximate determinants

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure you comprehend key information from the related fertility determinants lesson
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding main proximate determinants
  • Knowledge application - utilize your knowledge to answer questions about the proximate determinants framework expressed as an equation

Additional Learning

If you want to learn more about measuring the influences on human fertility, check out the corresponding lesson titled The Proximate Determinants Framework of Human Fertility. This lesson will go over the following key topics:

  • John Bongaarts and his importance to the proximate determinants framework
  • Descriptions of the four main proximate determinants of fertility
  • Equations for finding total fertility rate and total fecundity rate