Low Fertility in Populations: Definitions & Explanations


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Which country would you expect to have the highest birth rate?

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1. Which of these is NOT a reason for women delaying having children in much of the developed world?

2. Which country is facing issues replacing its population?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

A country's fertility rates, or birth rates, are linked to economic, environmental and social factors. Take the quiz to see how much you know about this aspect of population change and implications for the future.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet on low fertility in a population tests your knowledge on the following topics:

  • Causes of low birth rates
  • Global fertility trends
  • Specific population profiles
  • Countries with declining populations

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access your knowledge on low fertility rates and population
  • Interpreting information - make sure you can read about fertility rates and population and understand the main concepts
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about factors that influence birth rates and population

Additional Learning

To learn more, read the lesson, Low Fertility in Populations: Definitions & Explanations. The following objectives are part of the lesson:

  • Define population collapse
  • Explain the impact of health care services on fertility rates
  • Understand the economic factors that drive population growth
  • Compare and contrast fertility rates in rural and industrialized countries