Chapter 6 notes

5 billion asia and the pacific 58 decrease africa

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Unformatted text preview: rates • Replacement rate of 2.1 Regional distribution 2010 (total population of 6.89 billion) • Asia and the Pacific: 61% • Africa: 15% • Europe: 11% • Latin America: 8% • Northern America: 5% Expected regional distribution for 2050 (total population of 9.5 billion) • Asia and the Pacific: 58 % (decrease) • Africa: 22% (big increase) • Europe: 8% (decrease) • Latin America: 7% (decrease) • Northern America: 5% (same) - Hidden Momentum of population growth o High birth rates cannot be altered overnight §༊ Potential for coordination failure o Age structure of developing country populations has a pyramid shape - Developed bulge in the middle à༎ baby boom - Developing steeper slope à༎ Fertility rate > replacement rate - Decrease in fertility grade but increase in population growth - Ethiopia: adding a lot more people than you lose - Population growth cannot be fixed over night Potential for coordination failure (s curve) - Why would fertility decisions depend on other agent’s decisions? o Economic decisions à༎ more children and a higher possibility of them getting a good job and sus...
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