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Human Pop Vocabulary

TermDefinition
Demography The study of the characteristics of populations, especially human populations.
Age structure The classification of members of a population into groups according to age or the distribution of members of a population in terms of age groups.
Survivorship the percentage of newborn individuals in a population that can be expected to survive to a given age.
Fertility rate The average number of children a women childbearing years would have in her lifetime, if she had children at the current rate for her country.
Migration Any movement of individuals or populations from one location to another
Life expectancy The average length of time that an individual is expected to live.
Demographic transition model The general pattern of demographic change from high birth and death rates to low birth and death rates, as observed in the history of more-developed countries.
Developed countries higher average incomes, slower population growth and diverse industrial economies
Undeveloped countries lower average incomes, simple and agricultural-based economics and rapid population growth
Birth rate The number of live births per thousand of population per year.
Infrastructure The basic facilities of a country or region, such as roads, bridges, and sewers.
Arable land Land that can be used to grow crops,
Urbanization an increase in the ratio or density of people living in urban areas rather than in rural areas.
Least developed countries countries that have been identified by the united Nations as showing the fewest signs of development in terms of income, human resources, and economic diversity.‚Äč
Suburban sprawl moving to areas around the city (convenience for work, recreation, eateries)
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