KABAT #2: Population
age distribution dependency ratio population density
agricultural density doubling time physiological density
arithmetic density genetic or inherited diseases population agglomerations
carrying capacity infant mortality rate (IMR) population distribution
census infectious diseases population explosion
child mortality rate J-curve population pyramid
chronic or degenerative diseases life expectancy (longevity rate) replacement fertility
contraception Malthus, Thomas S-curve
crude death rate (CDR) megalopolis Stationary population level
crude birth rate (CBR) natalism (pro- and anti-) total fertility rate (TFR)
demographic equation natural increase rate (NIR, RNI) zero population growth
demographic transition overpopulation
demography population composition
BE ABLE TO
map major and emerging population concentrations and describe demographic characteristics of each.
calculate arithmetic, agricultural, and physiological densities, and describe the strengths and
weaknesses of each for demographic analysis.
calculate doubling time and dependency ratios and describe how dependency ratios are interpreted.
explain the elements of a population pyramid and distinguish between characteristic shapes.
explain the demographic transition model:
What are its components?
What are some example countries that it describes in each phase?
Why might it NOT predict the future for developing countries today?
explain changes – or potential changes – and the implications of each for a country’s population:
changes in epidemiology
changes and age distributions and gender ratios
issues of overpopulation
give examples of pro- and anti-natalist policies and their effects in example countries.
define key demographic terms and identify regions in which high and low extreme examples of each
can be found.
Identify and discuss the difference between expansive, eugenic, and restrictive population policies
De Blij Chapters 2: 36-75
Kuby: Chapter 5: 114-141
KABAT #2 Schedule (Subject to Change)
9/12 –Intro to Population; 2010 Census Data; Homework #4
9/14 – Quiz over field note; Where do people live and why? (Notes); Population transition in Italy
Video; World population clusters; Population pyramid project.
9/20 - Why do populations rise or fall? Demographic Transition model; population pyramids; Homework
9/22 – Sub Day; Computer Lab Activity – pages 131-139
9/26 – Health and population dynamics; Birthrate extremes; Homework #6
9/28 – Quiz and discussion over Homework #6 and case study
9/29 – Population Pyramid Project Due; Government and Population change; One-child policy
10/3 – Test over KABAT #2; Vocab lists due