TABLE 2. Examples of Causal Belief Statements within Developmental Idealism
Consequences of Economic Development
 Economic development helps produce democracy.
 Economic development helps fertility to decline.
 Economic development helps education to expand.
Causes of Economic Development
 Democracy facilitates economic development.
 Education facilitates economic development.
 Planned and low fertility facilitates economic development.
 Personal freedom facilitates economic development.
 Gender equality facilitates economic development.
Other Causes and Consequences
 Education facilitates gender equality.
 Gender equality facilitates education.
 Small families facilitate education.
  • Note: The belief statements listed above are intended to be an illustrative list of the causal belief statements within the DI cultural model rather than an exhaustive list.