Child Mortality And Population Growth Essay

759 Words Sep 19th, 2015 4 Pages
Child Mortality and Population Growth
The theory is that population growth has a positive relationship with child mortality. In order to know if the theory is correct, one has to define all the parts of the theory, the concepts, and the indicators. One needs to make sure that the theory and concept are testable, logically sound, communicable, parsimonious, and general. The theory I have presented may be all these things except one; it is not very simple. Theories are created to describe, explain, and build cause and effect relationships. As mine can both describe and explain, it lacks a cause and effect relationship.
The two key concepts that are related to one another in the theory are life expectancy and the fertility rate. Life expectancy is the number of deaths of children under one year of age occurring in a given geographical area during a year, per 1,000 live births. A fertility rate is the expected number of children a women will have during her lifetime. There can be many more indicators that can be tied into the concepts at hand and also more concepts that can correlate to the theory as well.
A few indicators of life expectancy are ages involved, population density, total population, etc. One has to include all the ages of the population and realize how life expectancy would limit that number to an extreme degree. Population counts elderly, adults, teens, children, toddlers, and infants while life expectancy is limited to children under a year old. Population…

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