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Demographics Lab

Lessons > The Demographic Transition > For Your Consideration

Countries that are now “late” in the demographic transition, generally began it earlier than other countries, or, as with China, pursued the transition more aggressively. The USA is fairly late in the transition. What do you suppose its demographic pattern was like 100 years ago? What about China 100 years ago? Based on what you know of these and other countries, consider what factors prompt women to have fewer children, later in life.