Total fertility rate

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  • Singapore's Total Fertility Rate Case Study

    Singapore’s total fertility rate has been steadily decreasing since 1970 from 3.07 to 1.19 in 2013 (Singapore Department of Statistics 2014, p. vi), a phenomenon that has mirrored other capitalist economies in Asia such as Japan, Taiwan, Hong Kong and South Korea. In fact, Singapore’s total fertility placed third lowest in these 5 Southeast Asian Countries (Wong 2012). Such a phenomenon has been a cause for widespread concern due to the host of societal problems it could potentially create such as slow economic growth and ageing population. A low fertility rate reflects how Singaporeans are not willing have more children and it is important to delve deeper into the reasons as to why this is so. While there has been many pro-family policies…

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  • Aging Population Trend

    population growth rate as of April, 2015 is .73%; a downward trend since July of 2000 when it was at 1.12% making it the slowest growth rate since the great depression. (Multpl, 2015). Back in the early times of this country it wouldn’t be unusual for families to have ten or more children, though few did survive into adulthood, this trend carried on for many years. Families were still having more than a few children in the 1950’s, but then having fewer children started to be the trend.…

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  • Population Demographics: A Case Study

    birthrate (total fertility rate) for the US, and other developed countries, and what does this mean for business firms? The replacement rate is the rate at which children must be born to maintain population. (LifeSiteNews, 2014). A contributing factor in the fertility rate, according to Cheryl Wetzstein (2014), is the increasingly popular social trend of woman putting an importance on their career and life experience while waiting till later in life to have their first child. Birth rates are on…

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  • Latino Ethnic Enclaves Analysis

    Taking all of the latter factors in mind, to what extent are Latino ethnic enclaves in Los Angeles influence assimilation rates and are beneficial or harmful to Latinos? Let 's first review the negative factors that ethnic enclaves can generate in terms of assimilation, then the pros. The first is the prospect for potential limited educational, economic and social prospect. The second is the relative or perceived social independentness and separateness from the rest of American hegemony has…

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  • Ageing Population In Japan

    common one among the developed countries – long life expectancy accompanied with low mortality rate. Thanks to the advancements in medication, living standards and so forth, an Australian baby born in 2012 is expected to live up to 94 years. When compare to Japan, Australia’s reasons to the ageing society leans towards longevity rather than birth rates. Thus, increase the workforce participation among elder population has become the main resolve for Australian government to tackle on. Despite…

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  • Sexual And Reproductive Health In Lao Pdp Case Study

    leads to welfare improvement at not only family level, but also community and national level. Since its inception in 1957, PI have been active in more than 25 countries, engaging Men, women, and Adolescents with a wide range of reproductive-health related activities including improving access to quality health services, health education on family planning and HIV/AIDS, and policy advocacies. Community involvement and participation have been the central values to PI in implementing its mission.…

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  • Social Systems: Environmental And Social Impacts Of Society

    different environmental and societal impacts. The first, and the most, seen system in world history is called the hunting and gathering society. Hunting and gathering was just that, they found and killed their own food on a daily basis, as well as using other parts of nature for medicine and tools. The people in these societies have a profound knowledge of environment because they rely on it for sustenance, although this type of society also had it’s disadvantages. Lack of technology in the…

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  • Negative Effects Of Overpopulation

    The Negative Effect of Overpopulation Imagine living in a world that has so many people that one could barely walk down the street without running into someone. Imagine waking up every morning and not inhaling the fresh air. Circumstances like these would occur if the world continues to grow in population. Overpopulation can result from an increased birth rate or when the Earth’s resources are unsubstantial for the population. An increased amount of unplanned births has caused a significant…

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  • Population In Spain Essay

    declining quickly. European countries ' birth rates are much lower than other countries across the world. This statistic is evident especially in Spain where for every baby born, more than two people die. And the ratio seems to be moving closer to 3:1. Spain currently has one of the lowest fertility rates in Europe. In Italy the retired population is soaring, Germany has the lowest birthrate in the world, and Britain’s population grew at a faster rate over the last decade than it has done…

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  • Fertility In Developing Countries

    Fertility has become a universal issue within the last few decades. Fertility today is at both an all time high and low within several regions around the world. Countries such as Niger, Mali, Somalia, Uganda etc, now all have on average have six kids per family. Compared to nations such as Singapore, Hong Kong, Taiwan, South Korea and Egypt; where the average birth rate is as low as one child per family. Global impacts, varying from increased poverty level, overcrowded homes and cities are now…

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