eco 334 - Adesina Adebayo 106223646 ECO 334 d A difference...

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Adesina Adebayo 106223646 ECO 334 d A difference in demographic transitions between developed countries and developing countries Firstly, to understand the difference in demographic transitions between developed countries and developing countries, I feel that it is imperative to grasp the concept of the demographic transition theory and what it implies. “The demographic transition theory actually began only as a description of the demographic changes that had taken place in the advanced nation over time. In particular, it described the transition from high birth rates to low birth and death rates, with an interstitial spurt in growth rates leading to a larger population at the end of the transition than there had been at the start” (Weeks, 89). Essentially the transition has been broken down into three practical stages to help decipher the level at which a nation is progressing. However the transition is different for developing and developed countries. The first stage that was described seems to pertain to underdeveloped societies, those that are yet to experience industrial development. People die from communicable diseases, “which for most of human history has claimed a numerous amount of lives via infectious diseases. It
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This note was uploaded on 04/06/2010 for the course WST 301 taught by Professor Kandi during the Spring '10 term at Suffolk.

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