Population initially provides an up-to-date overview of demographic trends within the context of forecasting future needs in such areas as transport, education and energy resources. Then, after considering the reality of current global population change, the book provides a detailed commentary on: -Fertility and population control -Mortality and life expectancy -Population structure and age dependency -Population density and distribution and -Population migration.
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The "Access to Geography" series... has hit the right level and style for A-level students as well as lay readers. It offers a general introduction to key topics, case studies, summaries and exercises, and plentiful subheadings and bullet-points help easy navigation. TES Teacher
About Jack Gillet
Jack Gillett is a former teacher and experienced author.
Table of Contents
Introduction CHAPTER 1 POPULATION CHANGE AND CONTROL 1 Introduction: Should we believe Malthus? 2 The role of the census 3 Demographic transition 4 Global population resources 5 Changing global fertility rates 6 Population structure and age dependency Summary Student activities CHAPTER 2 FACTORS INFLUENCING MORTALITY RATES 1 Introduction: The final exit 2 Diseases and their transmission 3 The AIDS Pandemic 4 Death due to natural hazards 5 Death due to pollution 6 Genocide and ethnic cleansing 7 Unhealthy life-styles 8 Self-induced mortality: suicide and euthanasia Summary Student activities CHAPTER 3 POPULATION MIGRATION 1 Introduction: Types of migration 2 Migration theory: Laws, models and principles 3 Pull and push factors 4 The impact of migration 5 Intercontinental migration 6 Transmigration 7 Retirement migration Summary Student activities CHAPTER 4 URBANISATION AND POPULATION DISTRIBUTION 1 Introduction: Putting people in their place 2 Site and situation 3 The settlement hierarchy 4 The Central Place Theory 5 Population distribution within urban areas 6 National population distribution 7 Urbanisation 8 Global population distribution Summary Student activities CHAPTER 5 ADVICE TO STUDENTS Bibliography Index
Access to Geography: Population by Jack Gillet
Access to Geography
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