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Department
Environment
Course
ENVR 201
Professor
Elena Bennett
Semester
Fall

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Society, Sustainability and Environment- ENVR-201- 051 October 1st, 2012 Population, Resources and Sustainability Population: Has grown exponentially Affected by fertility and mortality (sanitation, disease) Regional populations are also affected by immigration and emigration Fertility: Measuring fertility -Crude birth rate measures births/total population x1000 -General fertility rate measures births/population of fecund woman x1000 -Total fertility rate is the average number of births per woman, taking age into account Factors affecting fertility include biological (age, health, diet), economic (income) cultural (education, age of marriage, contraceptive use, abortion) Fertility rates are linked to development -Fertility rates in the developing world are higher, but declining Policies to increase fertility include baby bonuses, daycare centers and mate
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