Category Archive for: POPULATION AND URBANIZATION

Population Composition

Population Composition Changes in fertility, mortality, and migration affect the population composition the biological and social characteristics of a population, including age, sex, marital status, education, occupation, income, and size of household,migration the movement of people from one geographic area to another for the purpose of changing residency, population composition the biological and social characteristics of a population, including age, sex, race, marital status,…

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Migration

Migration Migrlltioll is the movement of people from one geographic area to another for the purpose of changing residency. Migration affects the size and distribution of the population in a given area. Distribution refers to the physical location of people throughout a geographic  area. In the United Stales. people are not evenly distributed throughout the country; many of us…

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Mortality

Mortality The primarv cause of world population growth in recent years has been a decline in mortality-the incidence of death in a population. The simplest measure of mortality is the crude death rate-the number of deaths per 1,000 people in a population in a given year. In 2005 the U.S. crude death rate was 8.3 per 1.000 (U.S. Census Bureau, 2009).…

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Fertility

Fertility Fertility is the actual level of childbearing for an individual or a population. The level of fertility in a society is based on biological and social factors, the primary biological factor being the number of women of childbearing age (usually between ages 15 and 45). Other biological factors affecting fertility include the general health and level of nutrition of women…

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Demography: The Study of Population

Demography: The Study of Population Although population growth has slowed in the United States, the world’s population of 6.8 billion in 2009 is increasing by more than 80.2 million people per year as a result of the larger number of births than deaths worldwide (see ~ Figure 19.1 J. Between 2000 and 2010, almost all of the world’s 1A percent annual…

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POPULATION AND URBANIZATION

POPULATION AND URBANIZATION As economic conditions haw worsened in the United States near the end of the first decade of the twenty-first century. the issue of immigration remains a source of contention among many people in this country, Some undocumented immigrants. such as the ones Interviewed above. believe that they have earned the right to remain in the United States because…

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