Factors that contribute to high birth-rates?

lack of knowledge about birth control / family planning

>>lack of contraceptives

>>low/ no education

>>lack of gov policies that encourage small famillies --poor gov

high infant mortality rate

>>parents think that in producing more offsprings, more chance of survival -- untrue -- more $$ is needed for food and other expenses, thus less chance of survival, increased chance of death due to starvation

traditions and beliefs

>>certain religions believe in the importance of large famillies

>>a woman's job to give birth

>>family oriented women, less career minded women -- marry early -- increased child bearing years

>>desires for a male offspring -- believed tt males can carry on the family lineage -- thus couples that have daughter tend to try until they have a son