Population Class Notes

Population Class Notes - Population Class Notes Days...

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Population Class Notes Days Missed: 2 Grades Mini Assignments (7) ICA(3) 1) 0 1) 100 2) 100 Eams 1) 73.5 Real World Problems - overpopulation - Below replacement level of fertility - explosive city growth and crowding - Alternative forms of sexual unions - Famine - Reproductive behaviors -Abortion - segregation -Aging - Morbidity - Immigration - Mortality - Terrorism - Globalization - Envionmental Degradation Matrix of Traditional Sociological and Population Factors Sociological - values and attitudes - crime - minorities - social stratification - deviance - education - environment - religion 1/23/08 Data Sources - Census : US started census in 1790 every ten years, most accurate/comprehensive full survey -Uses: find out who is taxable, redistricting, reapportioning, affirmative action, social security, -Items: Short form- basic info (age, sex, income, education) -Errors: -coverage: miscounted - Double-count (college population home vs away)
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-Undercounting- minorities more likely to be undercounted -Error of Content: misreported, misreported information - Features: -Universal- everyone is surveyed -Simultaneous- April 1, everyone is surveyed at one time…a “snapshot” - -Individual Enumeration: counting each individual -very expensive -replaced CPS (current population survey) Survey - Types: o CPS: or current population survey o ACS : American Community Survey o SIPP: Survey of Income and Program Participation o GSS : General Social Survey Done every year o ICPSR: o NHIS: o NHANES: -vital statistics -sample survey - population register - at birth the person is registered and then followed over time - health registry -SEER: track individuals with cancer -obesity - Administrative data -general, auto registration, social security records, 1/28/08 1/30/08 US counts for about 4% of world population and produce about 72% of world waste Carrying capacity - overshoot and collapse o population growth spurts too fast natural disaster collapse back into new carrying capacity - overshoot and oscillation o cycle of rapid growth and decline to adjust to carrying capacity Thomas Malthus - 1 st food, necessary for existence o food increases arithmetically- 1,2,3,4 - 2 nd urge to copulate is strong
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o population increases geometrically 1,2,4,8 - Thus power of population greater than food o Leads to poverty
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