EVPP 111 Lecture - Learning Guide 2

EVPP 111 Lecture - Learning Guide 2 - E VPP 111 Lecture...

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Spring 2011 Human Populations: Growth What is growth rate and on what four factors is it based? The growth rate is the rate at which the population is growing. Four factors: a) births b) deaths c) immigration d) emigration What is zero population growth? Zero population growth or (ZPG) is when the factors balance out (births + immigration) = (deaths + emigration) What is the natural rate of increase? The natural rate of increase is rate of increase taking out factors such as immigration and emigration. natural rate of increase = ((birth rate-death rate)/1000) x 100 What is the total fertility rate? Total Fertility rate (TFR) = average # of children per woman in her lifetime What is the replacement fertility rate? Replacement fertility rate is the number at which a cohort of women on the average are having only enough children to replace themselves and their partner in the population. By definition, "replacement" is considered only to have occurred when the offspring reach 15 yrs. What is meant by the age structure of a population? The distribution of the population between three categories based on reproduction. 1) Pre-reproductive ages 2) Reproductive ages 3) Post Reproductive ages What is meant by a population pyramid? 1
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This note was uploaded on 02/28/2011 for the course EVPP 111 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '08 term at George Mason.

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