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Jordan Chapter 2

Flashcards for coach Eager's class

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a measurement of the number of people per given unit of land. Population Density
the population of a country or region expressed as an average per unit area. Arithmetic Population Density
The number of people per unit area of arable (farmable) land. Physiological Population Density
Description of locations on the Earth’s surface where populations live. Population Distribution
Each dot represents a phenomenon in order to depict variation in density in a given area. Dot Map
Term used to designate large coalescing supercities that are forming in diverse parts of the world. Megalopolis
A periodic and official count of a country’s population. Census
The time required for a population to double in size. Doubling Time
The rapid growth of the world’s human population during the past century, attended by ever-shorted doubling times and accelerating rates of increase Population Explosion
Population growth measured as the excess of live births over deaths. Does not reflect immigrant or emigrant movements Natural Increase
The number of live births yearly per thousand people in a population. Crude Birth Rate
The number of deaths yearly per thousand people in a population. Crude Death Rate
Multistage model, based on Western Europe’s experience, of changes in population growth exhibited by countries undergoing industrialization. Demographic Transition
Level at which national population ceases to grow. Stationary Population Level
Structure of a population in terms of age, sex and other properties such as marital status and education. Population Composition
Visual representations of the age and sex composition of a population whereby the percentage of each age group is represented by a horizontal bar the length of which represents its relationship to the total population. Population Pyramid
A figure that describes the number of babies that die within the first year of their lives in a given population. Infant Mortality Rate
The number of infants who die within the first month of life per 1,000 live births. Newborn Mortality Rate
A figure that describes the number of children that die between the first and fifth years of their lives in a given population. Child Mortality Rate
A figure indicating how long, on average, a person may be expected to live. Normally expressed in the context of a particular state. Life Expectancy
Diseases that are spread by bacteria, viruses, or parasites. Diffuse directly or indirectly from human to human. Infectious Disease
Generally a long-lasting afflictions now more common because of a higher life expectancies. Chronic Diseases
Immune system disease caused by the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) which over a period of years weakens the capacity of the immune system to fight off infection AIDS (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome)
Government policies that encourage large families and raise the rate of population growth. Expansive Population Policies
Government policies designed to favor one racial sector over others. Eugenic Population Policies
Government policies designed to reduce the rate of natural increase. Restrictive Population Policies
A program established by the Chinese government in 1979 to slow population growth in China. One-Child Policies
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