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Wanted Versus Total Fertility Rates In The Developing World

In many countries, the desired number of children is considerably less than how many are actually born.

Social and Cultural Influences on Desired Fertility

Genetic and environment are two big factors impact through the rest of people life. Let's consider the environment which including place, people and culture. Culture is a set of shared belief systems, norms, and values practice by a particular group of people. We all have common to the people we live with or close to us. This is a matter regarding a fact of human nature, in which people try to adapt to the environments they live in. The adaptation can cause the alteration of genetic code result from the environment, while external factors can affect the cells' expressions or variability of phenotypic and human intelligence, which we can simply refer to as epigenetics.

Regions of the Globe With Higher Rates of Fertility

Countries which are in Africa and Middle East have 70% to 100% higher rate of fertility than the other continents and are still in the mode of polygamy. Children who are raised in those countries suffer detrimental effects in all aspects of life, both biologically and psychologically. They have learned the culture from their parents and adults forming a specific shape of neuron connections in the children's brains. People in these underdeveloped countries generally don't have much of an education background, often because of their incomes, financial circumstances, or when women marry early at age 17 or younger and have babies, and then spend time to take care of the children while still not finished with school. Having no job, this would be a reason seeing some of the families keep living in the same self-perpetuating lifestyle cycles. When their children grow up, have babies, and pass down their genes to their next generation. In addition to living in the same environment, this would take a long time for these families to change to a better lifestyle. Another factor contributing to the fertility rates of whole countries is the unavailability or lack of popularity for using contraceptive methods such as taking a pill for pregnancy control, and using condoms to prevent unwanted future pregnancies.

Financial Stresses from Large Families

Comparing them with those outside of North America, more developed countries such as Canada and the USA have lower fertility rates because people here have adapted to a better culture, less air pollution, retirement plans, and have higher levels of education. The latter helps people increase their Intelligence Quotients (IQ), the ability to think and smarter decision. Parents who have higher levels of education will get a well-paying job, higher income, their lifestyle is much better and eventually their kids probably follow the previous path of their parents. The countries with higher qualities of life, ongoing development, and excellent academic and educational opportunities will produce better futures for the next generations.

Humans derive around 40% of their genetic makeup from what they have inherited from both parents, and 60% from the environments they have lived in. Parents created us but it is not our destiny we can still changing who we are by making friends with people having different cultural backgrounds, learn from them, pick their brain and be an open-minded person, and then bring what we learn to our home to share with the people around us and our families. Changing the ways that people think by making a film or talk to them day by day try to connect more neurons in people brains then they can change their mind. Once a culture has changed, people are connecting, and thenceforth the culture can diffuse from one people or family to another, getting wider and wider of culture diffusion each day. Planning, considering, and taking the time to think life decisions over are all aspects in your circumstances before deciding to have children. It will make for a better life for your children and the family.

Wanted Versus Total Fertility Rates In The Developing World

Country Wanted Fertility Rate Relative to Actual Fertility Rate
Bangladesh 73%
Benin 83%
Cambodia 92%
Cameroon 96%
Comoros 84%
DR Congo 95%
Republic of the Congo 98%
Ivory Coast 90%
Dominican Republic 80%
Egypt 85%
Ethiopia 86%
Gabon 87%
Gambia 86%
Ghana 86%
Guinea 92%
Haiti 77%
Honduras 92%
Indonesia 88%
Jordan 74%
Kenya 70%
Kyrgyzstan 106%
Liberia 156%
Mali 85%
Mozambique 96%
Namibia 83%
Nepal 82%
Niger 97%
Nigeria 91%
Pakistan 83%
Peru 72%
Philippines 73%
Senegal 88%
Sierra Leone 98%
Tajikistan 94%
Togo 89%
Uganda 81%
Yemen 74%
Zambia 83%
Zimbabwe 90%

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