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Human Geography 1123 - 2.6.08

Human Geography 1123 - 2.6.08 - 3 Population Pyramids a...

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Human Geography February 6, 2008 notes 1. Three Broad Categories of Geographic Study a. Scale i. Local to global scale patterns and processes 1. Geographic a. portion of earth vs. whole earth 2. Map a. map feature vs. earth feature b. Space i. Physical gap between objects, points, places, and people 1. Place a. specific point on earth distinguished by particular characteristics or human constructs having a unique location and position on earth 2. Region a. Area on earth possessing and/or exhibiting distinctive cultural or physical features c. Connections 1. Relationships between objects, points, and places 2. Population a. A group of individuals or a single species occupying the same area i. Visualizing a populations structure with population pyramids ii. Show population growth and statistics
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Unformatted text preview: 3. Population Pyramids a. Indicate population change by sex and age over time b. Show population dynamics either historically or in future c. Divide population into groups 4. Statistical Factors Affecting Population Structure a. Life i. Crude Birth Rates (CBR, includes all babies surviving past a year) 1. # of births/1000 individuals ii. Fertility Rates (FTR) 1. # of children /woman within the ages of 15 – 24 b. Death i. Crude Death Rate (CDR, total deaths per 1000) ii. Infant Mortality Rate (IMR, babies that don’t survive past 1 year) 5. Longevity a. Life expectancy b. Dependency ratios 6. Population Growth Rates a. Natural Increase (NI) b. Doubling Times...
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