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Unformatted text preview: 5. Dependency Ratios - ratio of the percent of the population that is 15 or younger, and 65 or older i. Higher in less developed countries because of the high birth rate 6. Birth Rates a. Factors that affect them: i. Economic status 1. Child Labor 2. Agrarian society 3. Security of families ii. Cultural 1. Position of women 2. Culture, religion, and education iii. Age structure 1. number of people of child-bearing age b. Education and religion are the most influential factors c. Population change is not the same in all places i. Industrialization and urbanization occur at different rates d. It is harder to change birth rates than death rates i. Easier to get money for medical care, etc. than for prenatal, etc. 7. Causes of Death (Duh) a. War b. Disease c. Famine and malnutrition ** Population generally increases after a large die-off because the number of resources increases...
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This note was uploaded on 04/10/2008 for the course GEOG 1123 taught by Professor Neely/turner during the Spring '08 term at Arkansas.
- Spring '08