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Unformatted text preview: Soc 100 Assignment 10 G Francis T Soc 100 Assignment 10 1. Explain the four stages of demographic transition theory. The first stage of demographic transition theory is the preindustrial, agrarian stage. In this society they have high birth rates because of the economic value of children as labor meanwhile they also have high death rates due to the low living standards and lack of medical technology. The second stage is the onset of industrialization in which death rates began to fall due to greater food supplies, yet birth rates remain high causing a rapid population growth. In the third stage, a mature industrial society, the higher standard of living makes raising children expensive and without the need for cheap child labor children become a liability so birth rates drop along with the continued drop in death rates. The postindustrial society stage is where demographic transition completes, dual income families with few children become the norm and death rates remain steady causing a slow...
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This note was uploaded on 01/26/2012 for the course BUSINESS BUS 520 taught by Professor Dr.mohamed during the Spring '11 term at Strayer.
- Spring '11