Population Aging: How a Population's Age Structure Changes


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Graying of a population refers to

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1. If more babies are born, then there is a younger population. This reflects the

2. Emigration typically causes

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

An aging population looks and acts quite a bit differently from a younger population. This quiz will test you on a number of factors relevant to aging populations.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This aging quiz tests your ability to:

  • Recall what the graying of a population means
  • Recognize what a given statement reflects
  • Know what emigration causes
  • Understand what it means when the dependency ratio continues to shift towards graying
  • Remember what aspect changes as the lifespan of people increases

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - draw relevant information from the lesson on factors of aging populations
  • Defining key concepts - accurately define key phrases such as the graying of a population
  • Information recall - remember the knowledge you've acquired regarding what emigration causes

Additional Learning

The lesson titled Population Aging: How a Population's Age Structure Changes includes more information. It covers the following objectives:

  • Explain how fertility impacts populations
  • Examine what migration does to the age of a population
  • Define dependency ratio