SCI207wk 2 assgn 2 - Week 2 Questions Kenroy Fletcher SCI...

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Week 2 Questions Kenroy Fletcher SCI 207 – Dependence of Man on the Environment John Gomillion July 11, 2011 Chapter Questions - Week 2 Chapter 4: Text Practice Quiz Questions 4, 5 and 8. Discussion Questions 1 and 6 Question 4. Why do some economists consider human resources more important than natural resou rces in determining a country’s future? Some economists consider human resources more important than natural resources because they feel that the burst scientific and industrial revolutions have stimulated population growth throughout the world. Natural resources are considered a “gift” that are used to develop human resources such as energy, medicine and agricultural growth that ultimately affects the human race. Question 5. In which regions of the world will most population growth occur during the twenty-first century? What conditions contribute to rapid population growth in these locations? At the present time, we are seeing the greatest population growth in Asia, but whether this will continue over the course of the next 30 years, we really do not know. There are many factors that contribute to the rapid growth in these locations such as: environmental, political, economic, and technological, which can affect that outcome and which we cannot predict. Question 8. What is the dependency ratio, and how might it affect the United States in the future? The dependency ratio is that of the nonworking population (people under 15 or over 65) to the working population (people 15 to 64). By 2150, those over 65 may make up 25 percent of the
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world population. There may not be enough young people to fill jobs and support those that are retired. Discussion Question 1. Suppose that you were head of a family planning agency in India. How would you design a scientific study to determine the effectiveness of different approaches to population stabilization? How would you account for factors such as culture, religion, education and economics? I would go with the way that Andra Pradesh stabilized there fertility rate. They focused on targeted, strongly enforced sterilization programs. The poor population was encouraged to be sterilized after having only one or two children. There would also be incentives including cash payments or a month’s wages for an illiterate farm worker if it is agreed that you have the operation. People who participate will also be eligible for better housing, land wells and subsidized loans. All other factors would not matter. Discussion Question 6. In chapter 3, we discussed carrying capacities. What do you think
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SCI207wk 2 assgn 2 - Week 2 Questions Kenroy Fletcher SCI...

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