PS1_2010_questions - Problem Set 1 Demog/Econ 175 Professor...

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1 Problem Set 1 Demog/Econ 175 Professor Ronald Lee January 21, 2010 DUE: February 2, 2010 by 2:10 p.m. ** Late assignments will not be accepted. ** Questions about this problem set? Please post your questions on bSpace forums: go to "Forums" -> "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 see someone asking a question that you have encountered and solved, then feel free to post a response. However, please do not give out answers to the problem set on the forum. If you encounter any problem, please send an email with your question to [email protected] . Introduction China, India, and Russia have been classified as three key emerging markets. 1 They also have three of the largest populations in the world. 2 To put the economic development of these countries into context, we will compare and contrast their population age and sex distributions. We will do this by first downloading the appropriate data from the U.S. Census Bureau and then making population pyramids for each country. 1. Population Pyramid A population pyramid is a graphical representation of the age and sex distribution of a population. We will use the population pyramid to examine the demographic characteristics of China, India, and Russia. 1.1 Software and tutorial We strongly encourage you to create graphs using any computer software with which you are familiar. The method that we will present to you uses Microsoft Excel. For students who are familiar with Excel and prefer to read written directions, please see the article in the reader by Cheryl Stauffer, “Building Pyramids,” and/or the written instructions posted on bSpace under Resources, Problem Set 1. There is also a step-by-step video by Jorge Camoes posted on excelcharts.com that you can follow ( http://www.excelcharts.com/blog/how-to-screencasts-population-pyramids-in-excel/ ). Click on <Screencast: How to create a population pyramid in Excel> halfway down the page, or click on this link
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This note was uploaded on 03/30/2010 for the course ECON 175 taught by Professor Lee during the Spring '08 term at University of California, Berkeley.

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