Higher fertility in developing world is partially explained by large number of hand needed to perform work. Explain me this line?

Asked by ashutosh25807 | 15th Jan, 2018, 07:46: AM

Expert Answer:

  • Fertility rates tend to be higher in poorly resourced countries.
  • In developing countries, children are needed as a labour force and to provide care for their parents in old age.
  • More the number of children, more will be the number of working hands which would contribute to the family income.
  • In developing countries, fertility rates are higher due to the lack of access to contraceptives and generally lower levels of female education. 
  • The social structure, religious beliefs, economic prosperity and urbanisation within each country are likely to affect birth rates as well as abortion rates.

Answered by Sheetal Kolte | 15th Jan, 2018, 11:19: AM