Human Geography 1123 - 2.8.08

Human Geography - 5 Dependency Ratios ratio of the percent of the population that is 15 or younger and 65 or older i Higher in less developed

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Human Geography February 8, 2008 1. Test Topics a. Class population pyramid i. Total enrolled: 89 1. Freshmen: 33 2. Sophomores: 27 3. Juniors: 21 4. Seniors: 8 b. Be able to interpret on a population pyramid i. The general demographic state of a population ii. There are links on WebCT for pyramids c. Know how the goods and services of an area affect populations i. Government programs, where tax dollars go, etc. 2. Natural Increase = The value of the CBR-CDR divided by 10 i. Example: 1. if the CBR = 22/1000 and the CDR = 12/1000, then the NI = 22-12 / 10, or 1.2% 3. Doubling Times - The length of time it takes for a population to double i. Depends on the NI rate 1. 1% = 70 years 2. 2% = 35 years 3. 3% =14 years b. Less developed countries have shorted doubling times than well-developed countries 4. Life Expectancy - The number of years a person is expected to live from birth a. Represented by a statistical average for a population b. LE increases for each individual for each additional year they live i. The world average is 67 – 69 years
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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.

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