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AP Human Geo #1

Crude Death Rate, Demographic Transition, Demography

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What is demographic transition?. change in society's population from low to high or high to low
Give an example for demographic transition. families moving into an area causing population to rise or families moving out of an area causing population to lower
Define crude death rate(CDR). total number of deaths in a year for every 1,000 people alive in the society
Give an example for crude death rate. the crude death rate in the U.S. was much lower in 2012 than it was in 1980 because of more advanced medicine and health knowledge
Define demography. scientific study of population characteristics
Why is demography important around the world today?. demography is important because it helps people know whether they are overpopulating the world
Give an example of demography. Demography helps people to decide where they want to live because it shows the population of places
Define dependency ratio. number of people under age 15 and over age 64(do not work) compared to the number of people in between those ages that do work
What does it mean to have a high dependency ratio?. having a high dependency ratio means less people working and paying taxes and more people for the government to take care of
Define doubling time. number of years needed to double a population
Why is doubling time important?. scientists use doubling time to judje when the population will grow too big for the land to sustain
Define epidemiologic transition. distinctive causes of death in each stage of the demographic transition
Give an example of epidemiologic transition. the plague had distinct epidemiologic transition
Define epidemiology. branch of medical science concerned with spread and control of diseases that affect large numbers of people
Give an example of epidemiology. We study epidemiology to track diseases
Why is epidemiology important?. it is important so that we can control contagious diseases and make sure none spread
Define agricultural density. number of farmers divided by the total amount of land suitable for agriculture
Define agricultural revolution. time when humans first domesticated plants and animals and did not have to rely on hunting and gathering
Give an example of agricultural revolution. the industrial revolution was an agricultural revolution because machines were made to make farming easier
Define arithmetic density. total number of people divided by the total land area
Define census. complete count of a population
Why are census' important in the world?. so that the government knows how many people are living in the country and how many people are working
Define crude birth rate. total number of live births in a year for every 1,000 people alive in the society
Give an example of crude birth rate. the crude birth rate in the U.S. was higher in 2012 than it was in 1980 because of increased technology and health care system
What is the total number of live births in a year for every 1,000 people alive in the society?. crude birth rate
What is occurring when there is a increase or decrease of the population in an area?. demographic transition
What word means the total number of deaths in a year for every 1,000 people alive in a society?. crude death rate
What is the scientific study of population characteristics?. demography
If there is a high ___________ then there are few people working and paying taxes and more people to take care of. dependency ratio
What word means the number of years needed to double a population?. doubling time
What word means distinctive causes of death in each stage of the demographic transition? epidemiologic transition
What is the branch of medical science concerned with the spread and control of diseases that affect a large population? epidemiology
Farmers divided by the amount of land suitable for agriculture. agricultural density
The industrial revolution is an example of what because people made machines that made farming easier. agricultural revolution
Total people divided by total amount of arable land. arithmetic density
Complete count of population census
Created by: bekah1