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SociologyExchange.co.uk Shared Resource

  1. 1. Demographic Trends in Family LifeExplain what is meant by the following key terms:  Birth rate  Fertility rate  Death rate  Migration  Net migrationBirth rate 1. What effects did the First World War have on the birth rate? 2. Why was there an increase in births in the late 1980s and early 1990s? 3. Explain the three main reasons why the number of births in the 21st century is lower than in 1901.
  2. 2. Fertility rate 1. What are the main reasons for the fall in the fertility rate towards the end of the 20th century? 2. Why has there been a rise in the fertility rate during the early part of the 21st century? 3. Explain the two types of dual-earner families. 4. Outline the trends of births outside marriage.Death rate & Life expectancyReasons for the decrease in the death rate and the increase in life expectancy:
  3. 3. The ageing populationWhat is meant by ‘the ageing population’?Cultural Diversity

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