Geo 349 #7 - Geo 349 #7 9/29 Europes Population II - In the...

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Geo 349 #7 9/29 Europe’s Population II - In the beginning Europe’s population grew very slowly The Population of Europe and Its Regions - By 1950, 512.5 million, most coming form Eastern Europe The Demographic Transition - Population increased in phase 2 and 3 and plateaued in phase 4 - Birth rate generally declines - Death rate declined and the plateaued The Epidemiologic Transition - Decline in disease virulence - Better medical knowledge/technology - Improvements in living environment o Increased food supply o Transport revolution (you could move food around easily) o Decline in child neglect (less infant mortality) o Mass production of soap, cottons, etc. (return to bathing) o Improvements in urban environment o Introduction to public health in 19c. Spread of the Epidemiologic Transition - Began in Scandinavia, spread to Northern Europe, to Central Europe, to Mediterranean, to Eastern Europe, and on - When these movements occur, it doesn’t happen all at once The Fertility Transition - Cultural (think Ireland)
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Geo 349 #7 - Geo 349 #7 9/29 Europes Population II - In the...

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