Factors Affecting Population Growth

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Cambridge IGCSE Geography (Population Change) Mind Map on Factors Affecting Population Growth, created by lloyd.richards98 on 01/12/2015.

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Factors Affecting Population Growth
  1. Agricultural Change
    1. Technology improves yields and saves labour
      1. Workers are freed for industry therefore more economic growth
        1. Less need for labour
          1. Smaller families are more desirable
          2. Urbanisation
            1. Rural to urban migration
              1. People in poorer countries believe cities to have opportunities
                1. Better education for children
                  1. Child labour is less valued in cities than in rural areas
                  2. Emancipation
                    1. As economies become developed, opportunities for girls improve
                      1. Larger workforce required
                        1. Women must participate in paid work outside of home
                          1. Good living standards require 2 incomes
                            1. Prejudice against women decreases
                              1. Less time caring for children + less maternity leave > larger commitment to work
                              2. Education
                                1. Levels of academic achievement improve > better living standards
                                  1. Children become an economic disadvantage
                                    1. Fewer children means parents can focus on opportunities for the children they do have
                                      1. In poorer countries children need education in life
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