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    The following sentences are discussing the matter of population in the developing countries and I am not sure what it means exactly. Can you please explain?

    1. What is responsible for this population rise is not an increase in fertility, but a sharp decline in the death rate in the developing countries.

    2. In the absense of birth control, the maximum birth rate is around 4
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    Re: fertility

    Quote Originally Posted by bosun View Post
    Hello!

    The following sentences are discussing the matter of population in the developing countries and I am not sure what it means exactly. Can you please explain?

    1. What is responsible for this population rise is not an increase in fertility, but a sharp decline in the death rate in the developing countries.

    2. In the absense of birth control, the maximum birth rate is around 4
    %


    1. 'Fertility' refers to the ability to produce children. Here this is not the reason for a rise in the population of the place/country. Instead the speed (rate) at which people are dying is not as fast as it used to be ("a sharp decline"), so if people die when they are older (the death rate) the number of people currently alive is higher.
    2. At any one moment, when no birth control is in use ie contraceptives, 4 percent of the population is producing children (not very high), and this fact is related to 1).

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    Re: fertility

    Quote Originally Posted by bosun View Post
    Hello!

    The following sentences are discussing the matter of population in the developing countries and I am not sure what it means exactly. Can you please explain?

    1. What is responsible for this population rise is not an increase in fertility, but a sharp decline in the death rate in the developing countries.
    "Fertility" is sometimes used to mean the pregnancy rate. In this context it doesn't refer an increase in a woman's ability to become pregnant
    (the normal definition of fertility), but the rate at which women do become pregnant).

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