COVID-19 is driving birthrates down – but it's not the only thing behind the global fertility decline. Image: REUTERS/Hannah McKay

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    What is one reason for declining birth rates across the world quizlet?
    The most important reason for the decline in births is the education of women and how they are choosing to focus on their career rather than being a mother. more
    Is the birth rate declining in the world?
    For the last 70 years, fertility rates have decreased worldwide, with a total 50% decline. Reasons include women's empowerment in education and the workforce, lower child mortality and the increased cost of raising children. more
    How does birth rate and death rate affect population growth rate?
    The younger a population, the faster that population grows because the birth rate is higher and the death rate is lower (Fig. 13-1). When birth rate is expressed per age group, it is called the standardized birth rate, as opposed to the crude birth rate of the total population. more
    What is the major reason for climate change according to 97 of the world's scientists quizlet?
    Yes, over 97% of scientist agree that humans cause climate change. Humanity's accelerated burning of fossil fuels and deforestation (forests are key parts of the planet's natural carbon management systems) have led to rapid increases of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere and global warming. more
    What happens to the birth rate death rate and growth rate for each of the demographic transitions?
    The Demographic Transition This process tends to occur in three stages. First, birth and death rates are both high, so little growth occurs. Second, death rates fall due to improved living conditions, while birth rates remain high. During this period population grows rapidly. more
    Which country has the lowest birth rate in the world?
    On the other side of the scale, the CIA estimates Monaco has the lowest birth rate in the world at 6.63 average annual births per 1,000 people per year. more
    What was the primary reason for these masks during World War I quizlet?
    4E - Photograph of about 10 soldiers in gas masks. What was the primary reason for these masks in World War I? To protect soldiers from the effects of poison gas. 4E - Photograph of U.S. soldiers during World War I in trenches with a large space between the other trenches. more
    What is one reason Niger is one of the world's poorest countries quizlet?
    If Niger is rich in mineral resources, what is the most likely reason it remains one of the world's poorest countries? It lacks the technology and know-how to use these resources. more
    In which stage of development does a society have a low birth rate and low death rate quizlet?
    d) stage 4: Post-transitional societies are characterized by low birth and low death rates. Population growth is negligible, or even enters a decline. more
    Does birth rate equal death rate?
    Zero population growth Zero population growth (ZPG) occurs when the birth rate equals the death rate (assuming no net migration for the human population as a whole). more
    Who has the lowest birth rate in the world?
    On the other side of the scale, the CIA estimates Monaco has the lowest birth rate in the world at 6.63 average annual births per 1,000 people per year. more


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