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Answer the following questions based on resources such as the CIA World Factbook https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world… (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. or the US Census Bureau International Database http://www.census.gov/population/international/dat… (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site..
Please number your answers. Use no more than 2 pages.
1a. Both China and Japan are industrialized countries where population is decreasing – but for different reasons. Discuss the societal and/or governmental issues that influence the population patterns for these countries. Give 2 issues for each country.
1b. Based on population data available 50 years ago, would a demographer have been able to make accurate predictions for the current Chinese and Japanese populations? Why or why not? [To help answer this question, review these countries’ population pyramids on the worksheet.]
2. What societal and/or health issues are influencing the population patterns for Kenya and the United States? Describe 2 issues for each country.
3. Summarize the 4 stages of the demographic transition in your own words. What do demographers think caused the initial drop in death rate? Why does a drop in fertility often follow? Will these conditions always apply – that is, is “development the best contraceptive”?
4. List at least 2 services a government needs to implement for the benefit of its people
a) In a country with a rapidly growing population
b) In a country with slow population growth and an aging population
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