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26 ss - 13:24:00 10/26 /demographictrends Weeklyoutline...

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26/10/2010 13:24:00 10/26 Post Midterm – Population Geographies /demographic trends  Weekly outline: Introduction to pop geo Measuring pop distribution and change World pop growth Demographic transitions in core and periphery Developmentalism Popluation in the news: 1. AARP sponsoring republican presidential candidate  2. Economic recession and delayed marriage in the US  3. Aging of pop in core and semi-peripheral economies  4. pop decline in the Midwest and loss of 6 seats/political power in the house  of rep. as a result of last census  5. India using cash bonuses to reduce birthrates  Questions: 1. What is population geography?  2. Globalization and uneven-ness in pop trends, impacts 3. Demographic measurements: balancing equations, distribution, density, age  pyramids, fertility and mortality  4.  Demographic Transitions in the core and periphery Graying of the core Continued rapid growth in periphery  Introduction: Population geo is related to demography   o The study of the characteristics of human pop (age, gender, ethnicity,  education, occupation structure, etc NOT JUST fertility, mortality,  migration)
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