Population Characteristics of Highly Developed & Developing Countries


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What are highly developed countries?

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1. The _____ is the average number of offspring born to a woman in a population during her reproductive years.

2. On average, how many times higher is the infant mortality rate in developing countries in comparison to developed countries?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Why does the population grow faster in some places than it does in others? Use these interactive materials to study up on population trends involving birth and death rates, as well as the age structure of a nation.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This worksheet and quiz will help you learn more about:

  • The differences between developing and highly developed countries
  • Infant mortality rates
  • Average birth rates and the reproductive window
  • Replacement-level fertility
  • Age structures in a population

Skills Practiced

Use these skills when working with the worksheet and quiz:

  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as developed and developing nations
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about population trends in a different light
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as replacement-level fertility

Additional Learning

The corresponding lesson, titled Population Characteristics of Highly Developed & Developing Countries, will prepare you to:

  • Explain why birth rates are lower in developed countries
  • Describe how age structures are distributed differently in developed and developing nations
  • Distinguish between a highly developed and developing nation