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The concept "zero population growth" refers to the level of reproduction that
maintains population at a steady level.
In most poor nations of the world today what is the average number of children born to a woman?
T or F:Global warming could cause the oceans to fall by two to three feet during this century.
T or F: In many low-income nations parents value sons more than daughters which explains why the age-sex ratio in these nations may be higher than 100.
In the preindustrial stage of technological development population
increases very slowly, with a high birth rate offset by a high death rate.
In low-income countries increasing opportunities available to women are likely to
All of these are correct.
In global perspective the crude birth rate of high income nations such as the United States is
The Industrial Revolution influenced urbanization in many ways including where cities were sited. If you were to look back in history you would find that almost every U.S. city was founded
on a waterway.
With the Industrial Revolution how did the physical design of cities change?
All of these are correct.
Which of the following statements expresses the "logic of growth"?
Technology and human ingenuity will continue to improve our lives.
T or F:An age-sex pyramid is useful because it helps predict the demographic future of a society.
Which of the following concepts refers to the optimistic approach to environmental issues that claims science can promote progress and solve environmental problems?
the logic of growth
The concept "megalopolis" refers to which of the following?
a vast urban region containing many cities and suburbs
In terms of migration within the United States the region of the country most often left behind is
the heartland or Great Plains, from North Dakota down to Texas.
Which of the following statements expresses the "limits to growth" thesis?
We are rapidly consuming the Earth's finite resources.
T or F: In general low-income countries grow as much from immigration as from natural increase.
T or F:As societies gain technological power more population and affluence they have a greater and greater effect on the natural environment.
The demographic measure called the "sex ratio" refers to
the number of males for every 100 females in the population.
T or F: At the present rate of loss almost all of the rain forests will be gone by the end of this century.
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