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Demographic transition
This is a model that describes how a population changes over time. For example, a population may change from a high birth and death rate to a low birth and death rate.
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Arithmetic rate in the Malthusian theory
This is the second principle of the Malthusian Theory and describes how the rate of food production changes, which is linear.
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Geometric rate in the Malthusian theory
This term defines the rate at which the population grows, which is exponentially. It is included in the Malthusian theory.
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Malthusian theory
This theory was proposed by Reverend Thomas Robert Malthus and is based on how and why the population changes.
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Demographic Transition Model
This model is a mathematical expression that is used to calculate the population growth rate in percentage.
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Populations
A term that refers to a group of people over a specific area.
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Population growth rate
This term refers to the rate in percentage of how much the population changes over a period of time.
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In this set of flashcards, you will become familiar with many terms involving population growth, including the population growth rate, Demographic Transition Model, and the Malthusian theory, which describes how and why the population changes. You will also learn that, according to the Malthusian theory, the population grows exponentially, in what is called the geometric rate, while the rate of food production grows linearly, which is called the arithmetic rate.

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Population growth rate
This term refers to the rate in percentage of how much the population changes over a period of time.
Populations
A term that refers to a group of people over a specific area.
Demographic Transition Model
This model is a mathematical expression that is used to calculate the population growth rate in percentage.
Malthusian theory
This theory was proposed by Reverend Thomas Robert Malthus and is based on how and why the population changes.
Geometric rate in the Malthusian theory
This term defines the rate at which the population grows, which is exponentially. It is included in the Malthusian theory.
Arithmetic rate in the Malthusian theory
This is the second principle of the Malthusian Theory and describes how the rate of food production changes, which is linear.
Demographic transition
This is a model that describes how a population changes over time. For example, a population may change from a high birth and death rate to a low birth and death rate.
Demographic Transition Theory
This theory proposes that the growth of a population is directly related to changes in technology.
Population pyramid
This is a term that is used to describe the distribution according to age in a population.
Futuring
This is a field whereby specialists predict several outcomes of how the future will look according to its population.
J curve
This term is defined as the rate at which the population grows exponentially, whereby a rebound in the population growth may be the main factor for the growth.
Thomas Robert Malthus
He was a cleric and scholar who lived from 1766 to 1834 and was the first economist to propose a theory on population growth.
Preventative checks
This is a type of check that people consciously make not to reproduce for a particular reason.
Moral restraint
This is a term that describes the actions of people who decide not to marry and reproduce until they are financially stable or are ready.
Positive checks
This is a term that refers to conditions that may affect the average lifespan of a population, such as wars, famines, or natural disasters.

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