agricultural or (neolithic) revolution
A change in the way people provided sustenance for themselves to domestication of plants and animals, the "directing of evolution." Began around 10000 BCE.
a serious (often fatal) disease of the immune system transmitted through blood products especially by sexual contact or contaminated needles
arithmetic population or (crude) density
The population of a country or region expressed as an average per unit area. The figure is derived by dividing the population of the areal unit by the number of square kilometers or miles that make up the unit.
migration of people to a specific location because relatives or members of the same nationality previously migrated there
the distance beyond which cost, effort, and/or means play a determining role in the willingness of the people to travel
this is the tendency for growing population to continue growing after a fertility decline because of their young age distribution. This is important because once this happens a country moves to a different stage in the demographic transition model.
change in a population from high birth and death rates to low birth and death rates
The diminishing in importance and eventual disappearance of a phenomenon with increasing distance from its origin.
Thematic maps that use points to show the precise locations of specific observations or occurrences, such as crimes, car accidents, or births.
migration from a place (especially migration from your native country in order to settle in another)
epidemiologic transition (mortality revolution)
distinctive causes of death in each stage of the demographic transition
growth pattern in which the individuals in a population reproduce at a constant rate
the intentional killing of baby girls due to the preference for male babies and from the low value associated with the birth of females
A model that holds that the potential use of a service at a particular location is directly related to the number of people in a location and inversely related to the distance people must travel to reach the service.
migration into a place (especially migration to a country of which you are not a native in order to settle there)
The presence of a nearer opportunity that greatly diminishes the attractiveness of sites farther away.
Was one of the first to argue that the worlds rate of population increase was far outrunning the development of food population. This is important because he brought up the point that we may be outrunning our supplies because of our exponentially growing population.
Only people exhibiting certain characteristics in a population choosing to migrate.
a belief that the world is characterized by scarcity and competition in which too many people fight for few resources. Pessimists who warn of the global ecopolitical dangers of uncontrolled population growth
one child policy
Act in China that allows people to have only 1 child in the city and 2 children in the countryside.
A division of human geography concerned with spatial variations in distribution, composition, growth, and movements of population.
factor, such as unemployment or the lack of freedom of speech, that makes people want to leave their country and move to another one
a German-English geographer cartographer and promoter of physical exercise. As a geographer he was less of a traveller than a researcher; his studies led mainly in the direction of cartography and the history of geography.
People who are forced to migrate from their home country and cannot return for fear of persecution because of their race, religion, nationality, membership in a social group, or political opinion.
The set of all points that can be reached by an individual given a maximum possible speed from a starting point in space-time and an ending point in space-time.
migration to a distant destination that occurs in stages, for example, from farm to nearby village and later to a town and city
total fertility rate
The number of children born to an average woman in a population during her entire reproductive life