An increase or decrease in the size of a population. It is equal to (Births + Immigration) - (Deaths + Emigration).
the number of children a couple must have to replace themselves (2.1 in developed countries, 2.5 in developing countries)
Total fertility rate (TFR)
The average number of children born to a woman during her reproductive years.
The average number of years an individual can be expected to live, given current social, economic, and medical conditions. Life expectancy at birth is the average number of years a newborn infant can expect to live.
the movement of people into (immigration) and out of (emigration) a specific geographic area
The process of change in a society's population from a condition of high crude birth and death rates and low rate of natural increase to a condition of low crude birth and death rates, low rate of natural increase, and a higher total population. There are four stages: preindustrial, transitional, industrial, and postindustrial.
(demographic transition) birth and death rates high, population grows slowly, infant mortality high
(demographic transition) death rate lower, industrialization occurs, food production rises, better health care, population grows fast
(demographic transition) decline in birth rate, population growth slows as industrialization, medical advances, and modernization become widespread
(demographic transition) low birth and death rates, reaching zero population growth
Provides educational and clinical services that help couples choose how many children to have and when to have them.
Reasons for Projected Growth
1. Large number of baby-boom women still in child-bearing years. 2. Increase in number of unmarried mothers (incl. teenagers). 3. Continued higher fertility rates for women in some racial and ethnic groups than for Caucasian women. 4. High levels of legal and illegal immigrants (43% of US pop. growth). 5. Inadequate family-planning services.
China Population Control Policy
Introduced one-child policy in 1978, in which, with various exceptions, having more than one child is discouraged. It is a restrictive policy that aimed at immediately reducing China's birth rate to replacement level and below.