ps1_175sp08 - Demog/Econ 175 Professor Ronald Lee January...

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Demog/Econ 175 Professor Ronald Lee January 22, 2008 Problem Set #1 Due: February 5, 2008 by 2pm Questions about this problem set: please post your questions on bSpace forums: go to “Forums” -> “Problem sets” -> “Problem set #1”. Click on “Post new thread” to write your question, together with the “title” of the question. Once you are done writing your message, click on “Post Message”. If you encounter any problem, please send an email with your question to gsi175@gmail.com Introduction This problem set asks you to compare and contrast the age and sex distribution of very different countries. In addition to being far from each other geographically, you’ll see that these three areas have some striking demographic differences as well. Population Pyramid Note: For this problem set we strongly encourage you to create graphs using any computer software you are familiar with. Many students may find it helpful to attend a computer section (January 28-31) to learn how to construct a population pyramid using Excel. Computer sections will be held in Barrows 64 during regular section times (see the syllabus or bSpace). For those who are comfortable with Excel and prefer to read written directions, see the article in the reader by Cheryl Stauffer, “Building Pyramids”, and/or the attached written instructions. 1) The data below come from the International database of the US Census Bureau and from the Italian national statistical agency (ISTAT). Use these data to construct population pyramids for South
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