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Econ/Demog 175 spring 2008 Week 2 computer section Emilio Zagheni January 28, 2008 Contents 1 Introduction to Population Pyramids 2 1.1 What is a Population Pyramid? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 1.2 Examples of Population Pyramids . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 2 How to Build a Population Pyramid in Excel 4 3 Population Pyramids and Population Momentum 5 1
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1 Introduction to Population Pyramids 1.1 What is a Population Pyramid? A population pyramid is a graphical representation of the age-sex distribution of a population. Age is on the vertical axis, whereas the size or population share of each age-sex group is on the horizontal axis. Male and female population shares are represented as bars extending from the central vertical axis out to the left and the right, respectively. 1.2 Examples of Population Pyramids Figure 1: 2
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Figure 2: Source: Population: A lively introduction. By Joseph McFalls. Pop-
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Unformatted text preview: ulation Bulletin 62(1), 2007. 3 2 How to Build a Population Pyramid in Excel We will build together the population pyramid for South Africa 2007. Log in to your bspace page for Econ/Demog 175 Open the excel le ps1_175sp08_data.xls which is under Resources Problem Set Please remember to save any relevant material on you ash drive or send it to your e-mail account: any material left on the hard drive of your computer will be deleted after you log out. 4 3 Population Pyramids and Population Momen-tum Figure 3: 5 Figure 4: 6 Figure 5: 7 Depending on time availability, we can go over (in more or less detail) the following topics: Computation and discussion of sex ratios Computation and discussion of dependency ratios Questions? 8...
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