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TermDefinition
Anti-Natalist Policies Government policies that discourage couples from having children
Crude Birth Rate The number of live births in a year per 1,000 people.
Crude Death Rate The number of deaths in a year per 1,000 people.
Demographic Transition A model that describes population change over time
Epidemiologic transition Causes of death in each stage of the demographic transition
Immigrants People who move into a country
Infant Mortality Rate Total numbers of deaths of children under 1 year of age in a population
Life expectancy The average amount of years a person is expected to live
Malthusian Theory Idea that the world's population will grow faster than the food supply, leading to famine and shortages of food
Natural Increase Rate Percentage by which the population grows in a year
Neo-Malthusians People concerned that the planet will run out of materials (fossil fuels, etc.). They no longer believe the earth will run out of food.
Overpopulation A situation in which there are too many people and not enough resources in a given area
Pro-Natalist Policies Laws in a country that encourage people to have more children
Stationary Population Pyramid A population pyramid with a narrow base, signalling lower birth rates and a low natural increase rate
Total Fertility Rate The number of children a women is expected to have in her lifetime
Created by: trisjohnson