Demographic Changes from Fertility and Birthrates


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_____ is a Greek word meaning 'description of people.'

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1. What is the difference between fertility and fecundity?

2. Why is the crude birth rate sometimes misleading?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Demographic changes are based on many factors, and this quiz will test your knowledge of these factors. You'll need to know key words related to demographic changes, like fertility and crude birth rate, to be successful on the quiz.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

With this quiz and worksheet, you can brush up on the definitions of or term for:

  • Fertility
  • Amount of deaths in a society's population
  • Number of children an average woman is capable of having
  • Greek word meaning 'description of people'
  • Crude birth rate

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - make certain you can draw out the most important information from the related lesson on the effects of birth and death rates on demographic change
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as crude birth rate and fertility
  • Information recall - use your knowledge to answer a question about the Greek term for 'description of people'

Additional Learning

To learn more about demographic change, you can watch the video lesson titled Demographic Changes from Fertility and Birthrates. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Thomas Robert Malthus and his observations about unrestrained population growth
  • When and how the field of studying human population arose
  • How to figure out crude birth rate
  • The infant mortality rate