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Which of the following actions would have the greatest effect in lowering the total fertility rate of a country? Increase education for girls. Deny women access to contraceptives. Tax families with more than two children. Lower the age of marriage. Encourage out-migration.

Answer

Increase education for girls, which can be achieved by increasing government spending on education, providing schools and teachers, providing transportation to and from schools, reducing gender disparities in enrollment and retention rates, providing school meals, reducing child marriage, and providing female role models.

  • Q: What is total fertility rate? A: Total fertility rate (TFR) is the average number of children that would be born to a woman over her lifetime if she were to experience the exact current age-specific fertility rates through her lifetime assuming she is not subject to mortality.
  • Q:Which of the following factors are correlated to TFR in a country? A:Education level, access to family planning, cultural and social norms, child mortality, urbanization, and income.
  • Q:Which of the following actions would have the greatest effect in lowering the total fertility rate of a country? A:Increase education for girls.
  • Q:What are the steps to increase education for girls? A:1. Increase government spending on education, 2. Provide schools and teachers, 3. Provide transportation to and from schools, 4. Reduce gender disparities in enrollment and retention rates, 5. Provide school meals, 6. Reduce child marriage, 7. Provide female role models.