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Unformatted text preview: Chapter 7 Population Norton Media Library Dwight H. Perkins Steven Radelet David L. Lindauer Population Growth The growth rate of population n = Birth rate Death Rate Net Migration The Worlds Population Slow growth until Industrial revolution. Higher population growth associated with high income growth in the last 200 years. Rates of population growth in developed vs. developing countries. Demographic Transition The process by which population growth changed in the developed world is known as the demographic transition. 4 stages of the demographic transition 1. Stage 1: High birth rates and high death rates leading to slow or little population increase. 2. Stage 2: Begins with a fall in the death rates and is characterized by death rates falling faster than birth rates. This causes population to increase rapidly. 3. Stage 3: Begins with a decline in birth rates and is a period where both birth rates and death rates are both low and population growth stabilizes to a low rate again. 4. Stage 4: A few countries have reached this stage which is one where population growth is zero or declining because birth rates are falling faster than death rates. Characteristics of population in...
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This note was uploaded on 04/12/2008 for the course ECONOMICS 3013 taught by Professor Vishwas during the Spring '08 term at FAU.

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