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Demography is the study of
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Birth and death records have been collected
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The size of the population of a given area can be changed by
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The crude birth rate is a measure of
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Fecundity is the number of children
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Mortality, like fertility, varies with the population’s
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_________________________ factors for migration are related to emigration.
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Jobs are a ________________ factor in migration.
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At the turn of the twentieth century, approximately how many Europeans migrated to the United States?
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Over the course of our history, approximately how many Africans were forcibly moved to the Western Hemisphere?
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The most recent wave of immigrants to the United States has been from _______________________
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A population pyramid shows the ________________ and _________________of a population.
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In what decades were birth rates in the United States especially high.
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Harter calls the generation following the 1920s baby boom
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The world population explosion has occurred because
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The world population explosion has occurred because
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As societies abandon traditional ways and become more modern, birth and death rates ____________
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In the past thirty-five years, world population has increased by about
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In what area of the world is population density the greatest?
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The effects of an imbalance between the number of males and females in the prime marriage ages is known as
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In his theory of population, Thomas Malthus held that population would increase much more rapidly than
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Marx argued that starvation is caused by
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During the Depression of the 1930s, it was believed by some that the species would die out because
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Cash crops are
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Acid rain is killing
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World conflict is related to population problems because there is contention over
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U.S. population policy today is based on the assumption that a decreasing population will
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Lowering the birth rate in some poor nations has several negative consequences. List three:
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Zero population growth means
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The United States has a population growth rate ____________________ zero population growth.
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T F Pollution can be detected using the five senses.
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T F Demography is the study of population and how it changes.
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T F Vital statistics record births, marriages, deaths, and causes of death.
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T F Births, deaths, and migration are the three ways population size can change.
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T F A population with many women in their twenties and thirties will have a higher fertility rate than
the same size population with many old people.
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T F Fecundity rates are based on the number of births per one thousand population.
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T F The number of children born in a society is related to the wealth of the society.
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T F Poor people have shorter life expectancies than rich people.
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T F The world population has increased enormously in the past two hundred years because of the
dramatic increase in the number of births.
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T F Malthus believed the population would increase faster than the food supply.
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T F In the 1930s it was feared there were too few children being born and the population would be too small.
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T F If we could stop the population explosion we could end starvation in the world.
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T F The United States has encouraged Third World nations to grow cash crops, especially nonfood items, by lending them money to plant such crops.
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T F U.S. population policy has been to encourage population growth.
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T F Zero population growth is maintained by recommending that parents have no children
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Essay:
Explain in an Short Answer Essay how the continuing changes in population size have already affected your life and how you expect these changes to affect your life in the future.
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Essay:
Explain why the population has increased so dramatically in the past two hundred years. Predict what
would happen to population size and to social life if suddenly life expectancy increased to one hundred
years.
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Essay:
Those who criticize Malthusian theory argue that no matter what size the population is, starvation will still occur because it is the result of poverty, not of population size. Explain what these critics mean by their argument, and explain their solution
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Essay:
Explain how a policy of population reduction could hurt the poor people of the world.
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Essay:
Describe how increasing populations use a scarce resource and suggest ways to conserve the resource you discuss.
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