Ch 8: Population Growth & Its Impact on Poverty

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Enhance your understanding of population growth and its impact on poverty with help from the study resources in this chapter. Review short lessons, mini quizzes and a practice exam to boost your knowledge and simplify the process of studying for an upcoming test.

Population Growth & Its Impact on Poverty - Chapter Summary

This chapter offers an informative exploration of population growth and how it impacts poverty. Closely examine this subject with help from expert instructors who discuss concepts like demographic transition, economic inequality, absolute poverty and the poverty trap. In no time, you will be able to:

  • Understand population growth and how it is impacted by environmental change
  • Differentiate between population patterns in natural and controlled fertility environments
  • Explain the relationship between poverty and population growth rates, carrying capacity and global sustainability
  • Define and list the stages of demographic transition
  • Share differences between economic inequality in developed and developing nations
  • Provide causes of absolute poverty and relative poverty
  • Discuss the impact of and solutions for the poverty trap

If you're concerned that with a busy schedule you won't have time to study the lessons in this chapter, don't worry! All lessons are available around the clock via any computer or mobile device with Internet access. Study when your schedule allows to boost your knowledge of population growth and its impact on poverty. Take multiple-choice quizzes and a practice exam to test that knowledge.

8 Lessons in Chapter 8: Population Growth & Its Impact on Poverty
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Population Growth, the Environment & Environmental Change

1. Population Growth, the Environment & Environmental Change

Human populations are growing at an incredible rate, and this could have serious impacts on the environment. Explore these impacts and test your understanding with a brief quiz.

Population Patterns in Natural vs. Controlled Fertility Environment

2. Population Patterns in Natural vs. Controlled Fertility Environment

Different populations have different fertility rates, and one way to examine this is by studying the difference between natural and controlled fertility environments. Explore the differences in these populations in this lesson.

Poverty, Carrying Capacity, Population Growth & Sustainability

3. Poverty, Carrying Capacity, Population Growth & Sustainability

Worldwide poverty is a large issue. In this lesson, we will explore how poverty influences population growth rates and how these things relate to carrying capacity and global sustainability.

What Is Demographic Transition? - Definition & Stages

4. What Is Demographic Transition? - Definition & Stages

There are many differences between non-industrial and industrial countries. In this lesson, we will explore the concept of demographic transition and the stages that guide a country through its changes into an industrial country.

Economic Inequality: Differences in Developed and Developing Nations

5. Economic Inequality: Differences in Developed and Developing Nations

Not everyone has the same house, the same car, or makes the same amount of money. In this lesson, we will explore the concept of economic inequality and investigate what characteristics make a nation developed or developing.

What Is Relative Poverty? - Definition, Causes & Examples

6. What Is Relative Poverty? - Definition, Causes & Examples

Over 40 million people in the United States lived in relative poverty as of 2012. Learn about the causes of relative poverty and test your knowledge with a quiz.

What Is Absolute Poverty? - Definition, Causes & Examples

7. What Is Absolute Poverty? - Definition, Causes & Examples

Nearly a quarter of people in the world are living in absolute poverty. Learn more about absolute poverty and its causes from examples, then test your knowledge with a quiz.

The Poverty Trap: Definition, Impact & Solutions

8. The Poverty Trap: Definition, Impact & Solutions

A poverty trap refers to a situation in which people get stuck in a cyclical pattern of poverty. This lesson discusses how and why this happens, the economic and environmental implications, and a framework for alleviating poverty

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