prudence in undertaking the responsibilities of matrimony until
a later period of life than formerly (and this alone would greatly
diminish the number of births, it having been authoritatively
stated that if the average age of women at the time of marriage
was increased by five years, the population would become
absolutely stationary, that is, there would be no excess of births
over deaths): or whether less obvious causes control this
diminution of the birth rate cannot be determined with any
degree of certainty, probably they all contribute to the result.
TABLE I. Birth and Death Rates.
|Years.||Births.||Birth-rate.||Deaths from all causes.||Death-rate||Natural Increase.|
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