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Chapter 9 Questions
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List the stages of demographic transition and what happens in each stage
pre-industrial stage, the transition stage, the industrial stage, and the post-industrial stage.
Who are professionals who study human population?
List things that play a role in population growth rates.
birth rate, death rate, immigration, and emigration.
What is happening when a population is decreasing in size?
the death rate is larger than the birth rate
What must occur in a population for it to grow?
The birthrate becomes higher than the death rate
Which group on a population pyramid has the greatest population if that country has a high growth rate?
What factor contributes the most the exponential growth?
more food, better hygiene
What is the projected population of humans by 2050?
The world's population is expected to grow to 9.7 billion
What do scientists use to predict population sizes?
AGE STRUCTURE which is the distribution of ages in a specific population at a certain time, SURVIVORSHIP that is the percentage of members of a group that are likely to survive to any given age, FERTILITY RATE, MIGRATION
During which age was human population growth the most rapid?
The fastest doubling of the world population happened between 1950 and 1987 modern era
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