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Chapter 11 Terms

Social Studies 11

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Demography The statistical study of human populations. It encompasses the study of the size, structure, and distribution of these populations, and spatial and/or temporal changes in them in response to birth, migration, aging and death.
Developed Country A sovereign state that has a highly developed economy and advanced technological infrastructure.
Developing Country A nation with a lower living standard, underdeveloped industrial base, and low Human Development Index.
Birth Rate The total number of births per 1000 of a population each year.
Death Rate The total number of deaths per 1000 of a population each year.
Immigration Rate The total number of immigrants per 1000 of a population each year.
Emigration Rate The total number of emigrants per 1000 of a population each year.
Natural Increase The crude birth rate minus the crude death rate of a population.
Exponential Rate The change in a population over time (increase or decrease)
Demographic Transition Model A model that shows changes in a population's birth and death rates and growth based on technological development.
Nutritional Density A measure of how much nutrition in calories can be produced from a certain area.
Fertility Rate The average number of children born over the lifetime of a typical woman in a particular county
Population density The number of people living in a given area; calculated by dividing the population by its area.
Population distribution The pattern of where people live in one area.
Carrying capacity The maximum number of people that can be sustained by an environment.
Life expectancy The average number of years an individual is expected to live.
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