Changes in Demographic Rates & Population Distribution


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What are demographics?

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1. In the United States, what might the retirement of the baby-boomer generation mean?

2. Across the world, which of the following is an accurate trend?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

In this quiz and worksheet, you'll find questions about the changes in population distribution and demographic rates. It's easy to test yourself here on topics including what the retirement of the baby boomer generation in the United States may mean for demographics and fertility rate trends on a global scale.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Our quiz is a handy way to check your understanding of:

  • How to define demographics
  • What the retirement of U.S. baby boomers may mean
  • An accurate, worldwide trend with regard to demographics
  • What global fertility rate trends look like
  • What the movement of Anglo-Americans towards an ethnic minority shows us

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the definition of demographics
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding worldwide trends in demographics and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about what is shown by the movement of Anglo-Americans towards being an ethnic minority

Additional Learning

Check out our interesting lesson called Changes in Demographic Rates & Population Distribution if you'd like to learn more about this topic. Once you complete this lesson, you should be ready to successfully answer the questions on this quiz and do the following:

  • Outline the issues raised from having more retired people than working people in a population
  • Identify the U.S. urban population in 2014
  • Discuss the public health issues that arise from urbanization