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FRQ #5

Melody Gatan
Period 6
a) Country X has the largest population growth because it has a large amount of
reproductive number of people in which they will be having lots of children as displayed
in the prereproductive part of the graph. Country Y has the smallest rate of population
growth because the amount of people within each age group is pretty equal and has
barely over 2 million people in each age group.
b) The infant mortality rates are more likely higher in Country X than Country Y due to the
uneducated population of women having children while Country Y has enough people
within the older age groups to take proper care of the infants.
c) For a country before the transition from a preindustrial society to an industrialized society
there will be high birth rates and death rates due to poor education and no advanced
technology to prolong life expectancy. During the transition however there will be less
death rates due to the coming of better technology and medicine while still having high
birth rates. Once a country has become an industrialized society, the population will even
out the birth rates and death rates with better education and technology.
d) An incentive that the government of a country could offer its citizens is the financial
support if the family has only one child that would favor a reduction in the growth rate of
its population. After the first child is born the parents can apply for financial assistance in
raising the child but once the family has two children they are cut from the program. One
possible drawback is that the family might keep the second child a secret or that the
government might not have enough money and funds for the surplus of families.