Ch 42: GACE Behavioral Science: Demography & Settlement Patterns

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In your preparation for the GACE Behavioral Science test, be sure to include this chapter to review key material on demography and settlement patterns.

GACE Behavioral Science: Demography & Settlement Patterns - Chapter Summary

Complete the engaging video lessons in this chapter to solidify your understanding of demography and settlement patterns. The lessons will leave you well-prepared to take on any questions on the GACE Behavioral Science test about the following:

  • Functions of human settlements
  • Differences between urban and rural settlements
  • Kinds of human settlements
  • City land use factors
  • Characteristics of suburbs in the U.S.
  • Current trends of urbanization
  • The major causes of population change
  • Contemporary migration
  • The difference between immigration and emigration

These lessons are mobile device friendly so that you can review them wherever a smartphone or tablet can connect to the Internet. After these lessons complete the lesson assessments that accompany them to discover any material you don't fully understand. Boost your comprehension of these topics by returning to the respective segments with the video tags.

13 Lessons in Chapter 42: GACE Behavioral Science: Demography & Settlement Patterns
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Human Settlements: Definition & Functions

1. Human Settlements: Definition & Functions

People don't live in a vacuum. We live with other people. Watch this lesson to find out about human settlements, including the two major types, and some of the functions and benefits of living with others, instead of on your own.

Distribution of People in Rural Settlements

2. Distribution of People in Rural Settlements

People live in many different environments, from big cities to isolation in the country. Watch this lesson to find out more about rural settlements, including the difference in urban and rural settlements and the pros and cons of rural settlements.

Types of Human Settlements: Definitions & Comparisons

3. Types of Human Settlements: Definitions & Comparisons

Most people don't live completely alone. They live in cities, towns, and rural areas near others. In this lesson, we'll examine types of human settlements, including common settlement designations and some of the challenges in categorizing settlements.

City Land Use: Economy, Social Factors & Government

4. City Land Use: Economy, Social Factors & Government

Land is at a premium in urban areas, and choices have to be made about how to use different parcels of city land. In this lesson, we'll look at different factors that affect city land use, including government, physical, social, and economic factors.

Suburbs in the U.S.: Characteristics & Common Issues

5. Suburbs in the U.S.: Characteristics & Common Issues

Many people want to live near a city but prefer the quiet and space offered outside the city. In this lesson, we'll explore suburbs in the United States, including the peripheral model, and trends, characteristics, and common issues of suburbs.

The Rise of Urban Societies & Current Patterns of Urbanization

6. The Rise of Urban Societies & Current Patterns of Urbanization

People live in many different places: cities, suburbs, and the country. In this lesson, we'll look at historical and modern trends having to do with cities, including how the Industrial Revolution and urban renewal programs impacted urban populations.

Migration from Rural to Urban Settings in Europe and the U.S.: History and Effects

7. Migration from Rural to Urban Settings in Europe and the U.S.: History and Effects

In this lesson, we will discuss some of the causes for people to migrate from a rural setting to an urban setting in Europe and in America. We will also learn the difference between immigration and emigration.

Population Growth: Demographic Transition and Malthusian Theories

8. Population Growth: Demographic Transition and Malthusian Theories

Population growth is not as simple as watching the total number of humans rise each year. This lesson explores how the experts actually calculate population growth rates, and how different theories explain why various regions of the world experience population growth changes in such different ways.

Population Change from Aging, Death, and Migration

9. Population Change from Aging, Death, and Migration

Fertility, mortality and migration are principal determinants of how a population can change, and they are at the very core of demographic studies. In this lesson, we will discuss how a population can change from fertility (birth), mortality (death), and migration.

Demographic Changes from Fertility and Birthrates

10. Demographic Changes from Fertility and Birthrates

Demographers focus on specific indicators of change in human populations. Two of the most important indicators are birth and death rates, or fertility and mortality. In this lesson, we will discuss the definitions of demography, fertility and mortality and their impact on a population.

Contemporary Migration: Forced Migration, Patterns & Impacts

11. Contemporary Migration: Forced Migration, Patterns & Impacts

This lesson will seek to explain modern migration. In doing so, it will highlight labor migration, urbanization, and forced migration. It will also highlight the term diaspora.

Emigration: Definition, Characteristics & Effects

12. Emigration: Definition, Characteristics & Effects

This lesson will explain the difference between immigration and emigration. In doing so, it will focus mainly on emigration. It will discuss push and pull factors that contribute to emigration, as well as the concept of remittances.

How Birth, Immigration, Emigration & Death Affect Populations

13. How Birth, Immigration, Emigration & Death Affect Populations

Populations change based on the births, deaths, immigrations, and emigrations that occur within the group. These additions and subtractions all affect population size, but do so in different ways.

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