【PTE学术干货】最新高频Retell lecture精析 （六）
Dropping birth rate
In the western countries, women are becoming more and more reluctant to give birth to babies. However, the male status in society remains as strong as it ever has in recent years. The birth rate increased during the early 20th century but it started to decrease over these last decades. In 2000, as an example, the birth rate only remained at around 1%. There are even some negative birth rate in other countries. Birth rate dropped to its lowest point that has never been seen in the society. It also has impact on male and the society, especially young man, and it might have some connection with unemployment rates as well.
Reluctant to do sth. 不情愿做某事
Give birth to 生育
Male status 男性的地位
Negative birth rate 出生率负增长
Have connection with 和……有关
Unemployment rate 失业／待业率
In many western countries, women are less willing to give birth to babies despite the fact that male status in society remain as strong as ever in recent years.
In the early 20th century, the birth rate increased.
However, over the last decades, the birth rate dropped significantly.
For example, in 2000, the birth rate only remained at 1%.
There are even some negative birth rate in some countries.
It affects the male and the society, especially young men.
It might be affected by the unemployment rate as well.
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