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POPULATION CHANGE

Sometimes a population will vary from the  usual sex and age distribution, with certain  predictable social consequences. A population with a large number of children and old people leaves a small proportion of people in productive labor to support them. If the ratio of  en to women (the sex  is markedly unequal, many people will be unable to marry (if marriage is monogamous) and may seek companionship outside marriage. Predictions of the ways in which changes in population growth and composition may affect American life are a favorite pastime of demographers. (See box above.)

Posted on September 4, 2014 in POPULATION CHANGE

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