These are also people that don’t do anything, meaning they don’t have babies, don’t work (don’t contribute to the economy), and take up resources. The bearing brackets are ages 15-50. This bracket basically bears the load of the entire society. These people have kids, work the most hours and invest the most, and also support the people in the old bracket above them. This is the most important bracket. Baby brackets are ages 0-14. They don’t work or contribute to the economy. They are being taken care of by their parents from the bracket above of them. Exceptions could be child labor in third world countries. It is important to pay attention to the relationship between the baby and bearing brackets. When the baby brackets are wider than the bearing brackets, there is a fertility rate equal to or higher to 2.1. If the bearing brackets are having less than 2.1 children, the baby brackets will be smaller.
Classic Pyramid Shape Rapid growth rate pyramid. The baby brackets are much wider than the bearing brackets, therefore the fertility rate is high. People here are most likely in stage 2 – mid stage 3. Most people are farmers and live in a rural areas. If they are urban areas, they are working in factories. There is poor health care, high infant mortality, not a lot of access to health care. These states would export agricultural commodities, low value industrial, raw resources. Cool Column shape slow/stable rate. The bearing brackets fertility rate is 2.1, therefore the baby brackets and bearing brackets are roughly the same size. People here are in stage 4. Most people are in fully developed, urbanized areas and most people work in the services sector. Access to health care and the cost of living is high. More women going into the workforce so family-size is smaller. Intriguing Inverted Shape Negative growth rate pyramid. The bearing bracket is having less than 2.1 children and having around 1.2. Demographic stage of late stage 4 and stage 5. Death rates are above birth rates. Economically they are post-industrial economies and work in the services sectors (exceptionally rich). Health care and education is highly accessible. Population Momentum sometimes a fertility rate may decline, so the growth rate will decline, but the population can still grow. An example is India in 2000. India will probably over take China in the next 10-20 years. In Class Lecture 9/27/10 Movies (have to go to 3 this semester) Tues 8 pm beyond and Rangoon Wed 8 pm tsotsi Mahamoud Ahmadinejad, leader of Iran, is talking trash about the UN. He was elected president of Iran, and still enjoys a lot of support from his country. However, by talking trash, he is digging himself a hole. He is trash talking more than usual however because since the beginning of the semester, the US has passed many sanctions against Iran (this means that the US and other joining countries refuse to buy and sell to Iran). The US is proposing that we don’t buy any oil or sell gas to Iran. The IAEA has also been smacking down on Ahmadinejad for enriching Uranium. This would most likely mean that they are trying more for a nuclear bomb.
- Fall '08