Human Geography: Landscapes of Human Activities, 11th Edition (Fellmann)

Chapter 4: Population: World Patterns, Regional Trends

Objectives for Chapter 4

After reading and studying this chapter, you should be able to:

1. Explain the basic history of world population growth.

2. List and detail the various statistics that geographers and demographers use to measure fertility and mortality.

3. Analyze a country's population situation based on its population pyramid.

4. Calculate a rate of natural increase and derive a population's doubling time.

5. Describe and explain the demographic transition model and apply it to the Western and non-Western experiences.

6. Explain the demographic equation.

7. Summarize the location of the world's population.

8. Discuss population density and overpopulation.

9. Discuss the problems of collecting and analyzing population data as well as the challenges of forecasting population trends.

10. Compare and contrast the leading theories of population control.
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