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Professor Zurich informs her demography class that the average number of births that a woman in the population is expected to bear in her lifetime has declined in the past 50 years. Professor Zurich is teaching about the:

Total Fertility Rate

In the U.S., the average number of years that whites are expected to live is greater than that of blacks. This means that there are racial differences in:

Life Expectancy

The number of deaths for every 1,000 people between the ages of 65 and 85 in the U.S. is greater than the number of deaths for every 1,000 people between the ages of 44 and 64. Thus, there is a difference in what?

Age-Specific Death Rate

The RNI (rate of natural increase) for Russia is -0.51. This means that the Russian population is:


April wants to know the maximum length of time that a human being can possibly live. She is interested in:


Dr. Rodriguez gave his sociology students an assignment. Each student must provide a visual presentation of data related to the age and sex of the population in a different country. The sociology students will turn in:

Population Pyramids

Professor Klepper asks his students the size of the cohort that they would want their children to be born in to, in order to have the best opportunities in education and employment. For increased opportunities, students should desire a ___________ cohort for their children.


The people of Ethiopia have been plagued by drought, famine, war, and disease. These phenomena have curbed population growth in Ethiopia, so they serve as:

Positive Checks

In the year after the terrorist attacks in the U.S. on 9/11, the number of people moving into the U.S. from other countries fell by 34%. This means that there was a decline in American:


When the baby boomers reached the birthing age, there was a surge in the growth of the U.S. population. This reflects:

Population Momentum

Society B is in the stage in which it is economically beneficial to have many children so that they can help with day-to-day labor. According to demographic transition theory, Society B is in which stage.

Stage One

Because of the discovery of penicillin, the number of deaths per year for every 1,000 people declined. As such, penicillin impacted the:

Crude Death Rate

Leo believes that people in industrialized countries control fertility more than people in agrarian societies. Leo supports the:

Demographic Transition Theory

Poland is experiencing underpopulation. This means that resources in Poland are currently:


Nigeria is a developing country. If there is a rapid population increase, then the incomes of most people will _____________.


Nona's research focuses on how social factors influence the deforestation of the Amazon in Brazil. Nona is concerned with:

Environmental Sociology

Today, Dr. Jackson will explain the two most important factors that impact food availability. Dr. Jackson will discuss:

Wealth and Geography

Rochelle notes that the median age in France is 39.2 years. This means that:

Half the population in France is under 39.2

In the early 1900's, many southern blacks moved north to pursue job opportunities. This movement from one area to another reflects:


Professor Livingston tells her students to subtract the crude death rate from the crude birth rate and to divide the difference by 10. The students are learning to calculate the:

Rate of Natural Increase

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