Interpreting Population Data

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Apply a scientific approach to answer questions about the earth and environment

Answer the following questions. You may use additional resources such as the CIA World Factbook https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/ (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. or the US Census Bureau International Database http://www.census.gov/population/international/data/idb/informationGateway.php (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site..

Please number your answers. Use no more than 2 pages. Double-spaced. As always use your own words (Turnitin score less than 30%).

1a. Both China and Japan are industrialized countries where population is decreasing – but for different reasons. Discuss the societal and/or governmental issues that influence the population patterns for these countries. Give 2 issues for each country. (8 pts)

1b. Based on population data available 50 years ago, would a demographer have been able to make accurate predictions for the current Chinese and Japanese populations? Why or why not? [To help answer this question, review these countries’ population pyramids on the worksheet.] (3 pts)

2. What societal and/or health issues are influencing the population patterns for Kenya and the United States? Describe 2 issues for each country. (4 pts)

3. Summarize the 4 stages of the demographic transition in your own words. What do demographers think caused the initial drop in death rate? Why does a drop in fertility often follow? Will these conditions always apply – that is, is “development the best contraceptive”? (6 pts)

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4. List at least 2 services a country needs to consider implementing for the benefit of its people

a) In a country with fast population growth (2 pts)

b) In a slow growth, aging population (2 pts)

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