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Unformatted text preview: ◦ Age structure, sex ratio, ◦ And birth, death, immigration, and emigration rates Population Distribution • Increased density impacts the environment, but relieves pressure in less-populated areas • Humans are unevenly distributed around the globe ◦ Unpopulated areas tend to be environmentally sensitive (high S value in the IPAT equation) The demographic transition • Demographic transition = a model of economic and cultural change to explain the declining death and birth rates in industrializing nations • Stable preindustrial state of high birth and death rates change to a stable post-industrial state of low birth and death rates The demographic transition's four stages Population growth is seen as a temporary phenomenon...
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This note was uploaded on 03/22/2011 for the course GUS 0842 taught by Professor Neimark during the Spring '11 term at Temple.
- Spring '11