UNIT 1 – Population Change


World Population Growth

World Population Growth


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IN THIS PAGE YOU WILL LEARN:-

HOW AND WHY THE GLOBAL POPULATION IS INCREASING?

1  Visit www.worldometers.info and www.poodwaddle.com/worldclock.swf

2  Using your text book and other sources, answer the following:-

What are the causes of this population growth?

When did change happen?

What is going to happen in the future?
 
3  Demography is the study of population and population structure.
Draw 13 scattergraphs of countries and their population statistics. use GDP on the x axis and plot population total, percentage 0-14, percentage 15-64, percentage over 65, growth rate (natural increase), birth rate, death rate, migration rate, infant mortality, life expectancy, life expectancy (men), life expectancy (women) and female fertility rate.
 
WHAT CAUSES POPULATION GROWTH?
1  Using your text book and other sources, answer the following:-
What causes population growth?
Explain, with the aid of an annotated diagram, the ‘Demographic Transition Model’
 
2  Summarise the strengths and weaknesses of the ‘Demographic Transition Model’
Explain the significance of stage 5 of the DTM
 
3  Describe and explain the shape and structure of the population pyramids that are found of countries within each of the 5 stages of the DTM.
Explain how population pyramids can be used for predictions.
Explain what are the consequences of different population structure
 
4  Give definitions for the following:-
Overpopulation, Underpopulation and Optimum population.
5. Attempt the Population Pyramid exs from the text book
 
POPULATION AND RESOURCES
 
Explain both the pessimistic (Malthus) and optimistic (Boserup and Simon) models of population growth.
Describe and explain what is meant by the ‘Club of Rome’
 
 
Social,economic and political effects of migration.

Construct two mindmaps to explain the social,economic and political effects of migration. One mindmap should be for the area of origin and one should be for the area of destination.
Begin each one on a sheet of A4 or A3 paper with a central title. Then, from the central title radiate three new arms, one each for social, economic and political effects. Then, for each of these have two further arms, one for positive effects and one for negative effects.

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