ch 15 sociology notes - Chapter 15: Population and...

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Chapter 15: Population and Urbanization I. Introduction a. Population growth - what is the carrying capacity of the planet?; 1830 1 billion, 1930 2 bil, 1960 3 bil, 1975 4 bil, 2008 6.6 bil b. Growth rate c. Consequences II. The Study of Population a. Demography : study of the size, composition, distribution and changes in human populations. b. The Malthusian Trap (or Dilemma) i. Essay on Population , 1798 , Malfus; recognized that population is an issue c. What happened to his prediction? Population grows faster than food production; people are made faster than food; postpone marriage; industrial revolution improved productivity for food growth (his prediction did not hold true) III. Demographic Transition Theory a. Premodern stage (high growth potential) high birth rates b. Early Industrial stage (transitional growth) high growth b/c of more food supplies, clean water, public health (reduced death rates) c. Mature Industrial stage (incipient decline) smaller families IV. Population Growth Worldwide a. Measures
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i. Total fertility rate
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This note was uploaded on 06/15/2011 for the course SOC 100 taught by Professor Hamilton during the Fall '08 term at University of Alabama at Birmingham.

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ch 15 sociology notes - Chapter 15: Population and...

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