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J-Curve
A curve shaped like the letter J, depicting exponetial or geometric growth 1, 2,4,8, 16...)
doubling time
the time period required for any beginning total, experiencing a compounding growth, to double in size.
Malthus
thomas r.malthus english economist, demographer, and cleric, who suggested that, unless checked by self-control, war, or natural disaster, population will inevitaly increase faster than will the food supplies needed to sustain it.
population momentum (demographic momentum)
the tendency for population growth to continue despite string family plannin programs bec of a relatively high concentration of ppl in childbeariing years.
demographic equation
a mathermatical expression that summarizes the contribution of different demographic processes to the population change of a given area during a specified time period:
S-Curve
The horizontal bending, or leveling, of an exponentail j-curve.
Population projection
A report of future size, age and sex composition of a population based on assumptions applied to current data.
demography
the scientific study of population, with particular emphasis upon quantitative aspects.
Neo-Malthusianism
the advocacy of population control programs to preserve and improve general national prosperity and well-being
Population pyramid
A graphic depiction of the age, sex, composition of population. (usually national
Homeostatic plateau
the equilibrum level of population that can be supported adequately by available resources; equivalent to carrying capacity.
demographic transition
a model of the effect of economic development on population growth. the first stage involves both ihgh birth and death rates; the second phase displays high birth rates and falling mortality rates and population increases. Phase three shows reduction in population growth as birth rates decline to the level of death rates. The final, fourth , stage implies again a population stable in size but larger in numbers than at the start of the transition cycle.
dependency ratio
the number of dependents, old or young, that each 100 persons in the productive years must, on average, support.
Rate of natural increase
the birth rate minus the death rate, suggestion the annual rate of population growth without considering net mirgration.
ecumene
The permanently in habited areas of the earth.
Homeostatic plateau
the equilibrum level of population that can be supported adequately by available resources; equivalent to carrying capacity.
population momentum (demographic momentum)
the tendency for population growth to continue despite string family plannin programs bec of a relatively high concentration of ppl in childbeariing years.
Neo-Malthusianism
the advocacy of population control programs to preserve and improve general national prosperity and well-being
demographic equation
a mathermatical expression that summarizes the contribution of different demographic processes to the population change of a given area during a specified time period:
doubling time
the time period required for any beginning total, experiencing a compounding growth, to double in size.
Rate of natural increase
the birth rate minus the death rate, suggestion the annual rate of population growth without considering net mirgration.
demographic transition
a model of the effect of economic development on population growth. the first stage involves both high birth and death rates; the second phase displays high birth rates and falling mortality rates and population increases. Phase three shows reduction in population growth as birth rates decline to the level of death rates. The final, fourth , stage implies again a population stable in size but larger in numbers than at the start of the transition cycle.
ecumene
The permanently in habited areas of the earth.
S-Curve
The horizontal bending, or leveling, of an exponentail j-curve.
Population pyramid
A graphic depiction of the age, sex, composition of population. (usually national
J-Curve
A curve shaped like the letter J, depicting exponetial or geometric growth 1, 2,4,8, 16...)
Population projection
A report of future size, age and sex composition of a population based on assumptions applied to current data.
Malthus
thomas r.malthus english economist, demographer, and cleric, who suggested that, unless checked by self-control, war, or natural disaster, population will inevitaly increase faster than will the food supplies needed to sustain it.
dependency ratio
the number of dependents, old or young, that each 100 persons in the productive years must, oon average, support.
demography
the scientific study of population, with particular emphasis upon quantitative aspects.