"Geography is the study of The Earth as the home of people" Yi-Fu Tuan 1991 Its about people and the decisions people make in their lives. How place affects people’s decisions and how people’s decisions affect the place we live.
The fertility rate will depend on what social, political, economic, cultural and environmental factors combine to affect individual people’s decision on birth control.
To understand the link between development and fertility you have to observe how these factors which affect birth control change as a country develops.
What is development? How do we measure it? Economic growth - increase in eco activitiy, total value of goods and services produced (GNP, PPP) Development - improve quality of life, social well being, satisfy pop’s needs and wants (Safe water, education, life expectancy, happiness) Sustainable Development – Satisfy the needs of the present without compromising future generations ability to meet their own needs (Bruntland commission) (ecological footprint, use of resources, pollution levels)
Birth Control Factors which decrease the likelihood of birth control Factors which increase the likelihood of birth control Environmental Social Economic Political Now highlight the factors which you think are more likely as a country develops.