> 1. Why is fertility higher in dictatorships? Do dictators like bigger > populations, and democrats like smaller populations? Does population > growth influence choice of government? Or is there a third factor that > affects both fertility and form of government?
The question should be: what causes dictatorship and do these conditions encourage high fertility? Well, we have a lot of data and research on both questions. Financially stable nations with democratic institutions tend not to succumb to dictatorships, while nations that explicitly reject capitalism tend to evolve into dictatorships. Ok - what causes high fertility? Low wealth, low education and no access to birth control. The nations "at risk" for dictatorship probably are poor and do not have good mass education. Fabio