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carrying capcity
the numbers of any population that can be adequately supported by the available resources upon which that population subsists; for humans, the numbers supportable by the known and utilized resources--usually agricultural of an area
a population group unified by a specific common characteristic, such as age, and who are treated as a statistical unit during their lifetimes.
crude birth rate (CBR)
birth rate
crude death rate (CDR)
death rate
physiological density
the number of persons per unit area of agricultural land.
population density
a measurement of the numbers of persons per unit area of land within predetermined limits, usually politcical or cenus boundaries.
population geography
the ranch of human geography dealing with the number, composition, and distribution of humas in relation to varations in earth-space conditions.
th frequency of occurrence of an event during a specified time period
replacement level
the number of chilren per family just sufficient to keep total population constant. Depending on mortality conditions, replacement level is usually calculated to be between 2.1 and 2.5 children
total fertility rate
the average number of children that would be born to each woman if, during her childbearing years, she bore children at the current year's rate for women for that age.
zero population growth
a situation in which a population is not changing in size from year to year, as a result of the combination of births, deaths, and migration.