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Ch 4: Population & Migration

About This Chapter

This chapter will help you study information related to population and migration. You can use these lessons to find out more about population in different areas and migration over time.

Population & Migration - Chapter Summary and Learning Objectives

Review this chapter when you're ready to learn more about population and migration. You can build on what you know about migration throughout history. We also provide information about various factors that affect population. You'll read brief text lessons and watch short animated videos. Each lesson also includes a self-assessment quiz to check your understanding of the content. Our lessons can help you study:

  • Population density and how it's measured
  • The center of population and population composition
  • Population distribution and how it changes
  • Human population growth, carrying capacity and biotic potential
  • Migration from 1500 to the present
  • Factors and consequences associated with migration
  • Policies related to population

Lesson Objective
What Is Population Density? - Definition & Measurements Evaluate what population density is and how it is measured.
Population Density Around the World Assess the scope of population density in different places.
The Center of Population: Definition & Significance Analyze what the center of population is and why it is important.
Population Distribution: Rural vs. Urban Areas Focus on differences in population distribution between rural and urban areas.
Population Distribution Factors: Job Availability, Quality of Life & Ethnicity Break down the factors that affect population distribution.
Population Composition: Definition & Elements Consider the elements involved with population composition.
Biotic Potential and Carrying Capacity of a Population Compare the biotic potential and the carrying capacity of a given population.
The History of Human Population Growth and Carrying Capacity Construct your understanding of human population growth throughout history.
The Migrations of Humans Since 1500 Select this lesson to learn about migrations since 1500.
Contemporary Migration: Forced Migration, Patterns & Impacts Prepare to build on your understanding of contemporary migration.
The Push & Pull Factors of Human Migration Assess some of the factors that affect human migration.
Consequences of Migration Evaluate the various repercussions of migration.
National & International Population Policies Consider population policies on the national and international level.
Rural Settlement Pattern Types Describe patterns of settlement in rural areas.

14 Lessons in Chapter 4: Population & Migration
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
What Is Population Density? - Definition & Measurements

1. What Is Population Density? - Definition & Measurements

This lesson will seek to explain the concept of population density. It will focus on three specific measurements of density. They are arithmetic, physiological, and agricultural density.

Population Density Around the World

2. Population Density Around the World

This lesson will explain the concept of population density. In doing this, it will discuss sparsely versus densely populated areas. It will also identify the primary and secondary population clusters of the world.

The Center of Population: Definition & Significance

3. The Center of Population: Definition & Significance

Where is the center of your population? This may be a more important question than you realize. In this lesson, we'll look at three ways to determine this and see why each is useful.

Population Distribution: Rural vs. Urban Areas

4. Population Distribution: Rural vs. Urban Areas

The distribution of people varies depending in the type of location. In this lesson, we will explore how people are distributed between rural and urban areas and how these populations have changed over time.

Rural Settlement Pattern Types

5. Rural Settlement Pattern Types

In this lesson, we'll explore the different types and patterns of rural settlements. Additionally, we'll discuss some of the factors that help determine these types and patterns.

Population Distribution Factors: Job Availability, Quality of Life & Ethnicity

6. Population Distribution Factors: Job Availability, Quality of Life & Ethnicity

This lesson will discuss population distribution and the factors that affect it. It will specifically highlight quality of life, job availability, and ethnicity, while also defining the terms 'sparse' and 'dense.'

Population Composition: Definition & Elements

7. Population Composition: Definition & Elements

What makes up a population? In this lesson, we're going to check out the concept of population composition and see how researchers can use this to better understand a society.

Biotic Potential and Carrying Capacity of a Population

8. Biotic Potential and Carrying Capacity of a Population

When you look around, you can see a number of different individuals and species. In this lesson, we will explore the factors that control and define how many organisms can really inhabit a particular ecosystem or habitat.

The History of Human Population Growth and Carrying Capacity

9. The History of Human Population Growth and Carrying Capacity

Most of us are used to the current size of the human population but it was not always this large. In this lesson, we will explore the history of human population growth and the future of its growth.

The Migrations of Humans Since 1500

10. The Migrations of Humans Since 1500

This lesson will explain human migration patterns since the 1500s. In doing so, it will highlight the forced migration, as well as the eras of colonization and persecution, industrialization, and 20th century migration.

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.

The Push & Pull Factors of Human Migration

12. The Push & Pull Factors of Human Migration

Why do people move out of their country? After watching this video, you will be able to explain what human migration is and give examples of push and pull factors that can be involved.

Consequences of Migration

13. Consequences of Migration

This lesson explores many of the potential advantages and disadvantages of migration, as seen from the perspectives of the country losing the migrants and the one gaining them.

National & International Population Policies

14. National & International Population Policies

In this lesson, examine the population policies, meant to reduce or raise the birth rate of a country. Learn about pro-natalist and anti-natalist policies and examine some examples of strategies adopted by some countries to control their population.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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