1. The Demographic trap is when a country is in the stage of transition, when there is a relatively low death rate and still-high birth rate. This is a threat to developing nations because the country’s economic growth ends up being used to support the needs of the booming population. And the over populations forces the government to spend money on food, housing, health care, education, and other necessities before improving the living standards of the current population.
2. The factors that contribute to the completion of demographic transition are #1: education, this is important because a educated population knows the proper ways to prevent unwanted pregnancies and know that overall having a small family is much easier to support. #2: The status of women because is women are not looked as equals they wont get the proper education about unwanted pregnancies and are not pressured into early marriages. Most women are not given the choice of getting married or not and are pressure into it at early age. #3: health care, a healthy couple does not need to have many kids in order to ensure that one child reaches adulthood. #4: government, a government that provides land reform, education, and health care is sure to have success in its demographic transition because its people have all the proper needs.
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2b. an educated population is vital to helping the country move through demographic transition because they are educated on how to prevent unwanted pregnancies, the women are also aware of how to prevent pregnancies. An educated population gets jobs outside the country and bring money into their country.
3. China has a shortage of women in some rural areas because most people in china favour boys over girls because they sons are expected to provide for their elderly parents and continue the family name. As a result many female babies have been aborted or killed after birth by parents.
3b. Maybe china has a shortage of young women because they flee the country to other places where they can have a large family without the government telling how many kids to have.
3c. The purpose of this is to eliminate the number of female babies being aborted or killed at birth. I think that this idea wont work because the Chinese people will always have a frame of mind that a boy is better than a girl. If this is to change it will take a long time.
4. The status of women is critical in demographic transition because giving equal opportunity to women means that they will also get the propper education and a well educated, empowered female population is very likely to take control of its fertility levels.
4b. Its difficult to change this in this area because people don’t want to change the culture and traditions that they have carried on for centuries.
6 In my opinion china is justified for imposing this one child per couple law because in 1950 the population of china was only 550 million with the fertility rate of more than six babies per women. And by 1998 the population had double to about 1.25 billion people. Based on these statistics if china did not impose this rule in 2050 china population would be 1.5 billion people and would be suffering from a serious overpopulation problem. The one child rule has been proven to work, but at the same does violate some human right rules which I don’t agree with.
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7. I found the Kerala’s experience very surprising because I thought Kerala was an entirely different country but its actually a state within India. And its surprising to find out that one state can have a entirely different demographic experience from the rest of the country.
7b. Yes, I think that Kerala’s experience points the way to demographic transitions for poor developing countries. Kerala has done what’s basic to developed nations to have a successful demographic transition that’s having education, increasing the stutus of women, improving health care, and improving the government. These are basics that the developing nations lack.
7c. China uses the one child per couple method which has been proven to work but there a shortage of young females. I think that this may effect china if the death rate rises and the females are not available to help the birth rate. Kerala focuses on the public and educating them and ensuring equality among citizens there for the public is aware and know the proper procedures to avoid the demographic trap.