Falling Fertility Rates | tutor2u Sociology

Recent global figures have shown that women are having less children (average 2.4 children).

Although in some countries this is much higher, in some other countries such as the UK the total fertility rate is below two.

There are a number of possible explanations for this decrease, including; migration and people living longer. The article also explores some of the policies that different countries have put in place to try and encourage people to have more children such as China's one-child (now two-child) policy.

This article could be used within the Families and Households unit.

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