Global Population Change

Global Population Change - ii Women are entering the...

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Global Population Change 1. Predicting Future Population a. In the past, attempts to predict future population has been either too high or too low b. World population has increased 360% in past century, and the U.S. population has increased 370% c. Current Population Trends: i. Population declining in already industrialized socities ii. Population increasing in industrializing societies iii. Fertility rate for the global population has decreased to 2.7, but it was 6.1 in 1900 d. U.S. population trends: i. Fertility rate has decreased, but population has increased because of immigration rates e. Europe population trends: i. Low fertility rates below replacement (2.1) f. Japan population trends: i. Population is steadily decreasing, because of such a low fertility rate. Population will decrease 50% in 100 years.
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Unformatted text preview: ii. Women are entering the workforce, and are holding off on children because they will be at work and unable to care for them. Also education is expensive. g. China population trends: i. Low fertility rate is linked to economy. Large families are taxed higher; also education is too expensive. Children are also economic liabilities h. India population trends: i. Fertility rate is decreasing, but it is still higher then most socities ii. India will soon be the largest society i. Sub-Saharan Africa: i. High Fertility rate (5.6) ii. Once Europe was more populated then Africa, but Africa will soon triple the population of Europe iii. AIDS/HIV virus is common in Sub-Saharan Africa, and very deadly...
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This note was uploaded on 02/23/2011 for the course SOCY 105 taught by Professor Mogadam during the Spring '05 term at Maryland.

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