growth affects all aspects of rural development.
- Family size has a major impact on family and community
standard of living.
productive agricultural land is limited, large families tend to have a poorer
standard of living than small families.
- By waiting to have their first child, a couple has more
time to develop a stable relationship and to prepare for the economic
responsibilities of family life.
Health is vital in reaching all development objectives and production
- It is important that
population-related concepts be shared with the widest possible audience both
because of their importance to everyone and because the support of parents and
elders is needed for the ideas taught to young people.
Note: It is suggested that the group leader also review the
basic concepts of the other modules as part of the preparation for the activity