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Swiss Fertility 5

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The plots below represent data from 47 provinces in Switzerland collected in 1888, justas the country was entering a well-studied period of "demographic transition" to a lower birth rate. All developed countries pass through such a period.

The six plots represent six clusters of a conditional variable called "Agriculture", the percent of male adults who are farmers. The scale on Agriculture is percent, and the overlapping bars indicate that some provinces are shown in two plots. The plot showing the data from the provinces with the lowest percentage of men who farm is in the lower left corner.

Fertility = # of live births per 1000 women of childbearing age

Agriculture = % of males who are farmers

Education = % education beyond primary school for draftees


of the provinces with over 30% of draftees having an education beyond primary school could be represented in more than one plot.

Provinces in which a majority of men are farmers have fertility levels which are


the fertility level of provinces in which the majority of men do not farm.