Life in this society is hard – flu would kill you, a lion would eat you, a flood would kill youoBirth rates are extremely high and erratic because the people are at the mercy of mother nature oThe death rate is also extremely high and erratic because, again, the people are at the mercy of mother natureThere are either good years or bad yearsoThe overall population total is low and the fertility rate is exceptionally high (10, 12, 15 babies per woman)No contraception, why not because they’re bored, many kids willdie, and they need a lot of kids to keep the tribes goingoHigh infant mortality rateoLow longevity ratesoSocieties like this exist nowhere on earth right now , it’s kind of going the way of the dodooThere are some small bands of indigenous peoples within states who live this wayIndigenous tribes in the deep rainforests of BrazilEven these guys are dwindling fastStage 2: Urbanizing –IndustrializingoAbout the course of 8,000 yearsoIncludes everything from the advent and dawn of agriculture to the industrial revolutionStarts with the dawn of civilization and will evolve into job specialization and then factories and industry oMostly rural/urbanization growing As this progresses, more people start to move to citiesoNow there is a stable and increasing food supply and technologies Better shelters, refrigeration, medicine, etc.All of this is increasing control over mother nature oLongevity increases oBirth rate is still high but it stabilizes and king of flat lines (humans are controlling their environment more)oDeath rate absolutely plummets like you cannot believe, just bottoms out
Life gets better, more food for more people, weapons, medicine, etc.oDecreasing infant mortalityoOverall population total explodes – because nobody is dying but birth rates are still highoHigh fertility rates still because kids are an asset They can work on the farms or even in the factories They are staying alive a hell of a lot more than they used too so
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- Fall '08
- Demography, japan