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The World's Population & Demographic Resources - Chapter Summary and Learning Objectives
Demography and the tools of this science provide insight into the population changes of human beings. In turn, this information assists in social planning and making projections about the population. This chapter covers the analysis of demographics in different ways, by different entities, in its lessons. Take a short quiz with every lesson to measure your comprehension of the material, and feel free to contact a knowledgeable instructor with any questions. These lessons include information on such topics as:
- Specific definitions & terminology
- How do population pyramids determine population momentum?
- What is population density like in different areas?
- Global gender ratios
- How can demography help businesses?
|What Is Demography? - Definition, Significance & Quiz||Get an introduction to demography.|
|What Is Demographic Transition? - Definition & Stages||Define demographics and describe the demographic transition.|
|Changes in Demographic Rates & Population Distribution||Identify the major explanations for changes in demographic rates and population distribution.|
|World Population Trends & Patterns Throughout History||Take a look at the major historical population trends and patterns.|
|Population Density Around the World||See population concentrations around the world.|
|Population Data Sources: Census, Vital Statistics & Surveys||Identify and describe various sources of population data.|
|Using Geographic Information Systems (GIS) to Find Demographic Information||Discover how GIS help in demography.|
|How Do Businesses Use Demographic Data?||Find out how demography can be used in business.|
|Use of Demographic Analysis in Social Planning||See how demographic analysis is used in social planning.|
|Use of Demographic Analysis in Political Planning||Learn about demography and political planning.|
|Sex Ratio: Definition, Calculations & Interpretations||Define sex ratio and describe how it is calculated and interpreted.|
|Using Population Pyramids to Interpret & Understand Population Momentum||Take a look at population momentum using population pyramids.|
|Age Stratification & Cohort Flow: Definitions & Theories||Discover the details of age stratification and cohort flow.|
|Dependency Ratio: Definition, Calculations & Interpretations||Define dependency ratio and describe how it is calculated and interpreted.|
|Population Projections: Definition & Calculations||Learn the details of population projections.|
1. What Is Demography? - Definition & Significance
In this lesson, we'll talk about demography and demographics and how they are used by various organizations. We'll also consider the advantages and disadvantages of using them. Then you can test yourself with a short quiz.
2. 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.
3. Changes in Demographic Rates & Population Distribution
As populations change in size, shape, composition, and distribution, the world faces new challenges. Explore how we use demographics to identify and prepare for major changes, and test your understanding with a brief quiz.
4. World Population Trends & Patterns Throughout History
The world's population is now growing at a faster rate than many people ever thought possible. But is such rapid growth anything new? Can anything slow it? This lesson looks at history for the answers.
5. 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.
6. Population Data Sources: Census, Vital Statistics & Surveys
In this lesson, you will explore various methods of collecting population data, and discover how each one is used. Then, test your understanding with a brief quiz.
7. Using Geographic Information Systems (GIS) to Find Demographic Information
When dealing with numerical data, GIS can make a major difference. Explore the use of GIS isn demographics and test your understanding with a brief quiz.
8. How Do Businesses Use Demographic Data?
Businesses have all sort of tricks to help them remain profitable, and one of the best is demographics. Explore how businesses use demographics, and test your understanding with a brief quiz.
9. Use of Demographic Analysis in Social Planning
Fixing community issues is never easy, but there are tools that can help. Explore the relationship between social planning and demographics and test your understanding with a brief quiz.
10. Use of Demographic Analysis in Political Planning
Despite the fact that all individuals are truly unique in their voting preferences, political operatives have noticed that there is still quite a bit that politicians can glean from performing demographic analysis.
11. Sex Ratio: Definition, Calculations & Interpretations
The sex ratio is a pretty important part of evolutionary life. Explore what this ratio is and what it means, then test your understanding with a brief quiz.
12. Using Population Pyramids to Interpret & Understand Population Momentum
Population pyramids are among the most useful graphs for interpreting demographic data. This lesson shows how they are used, as well as demonstrating how population momentum looks on them.
13. Age Stratification & Cohort Flow: Definitions & Theories
Age matters a lot to our society, so naturally social scientists have a few tools for researching it. Explore the ideas of age stratification and cohort flow, and test your understanding with a brief quiz.
14. Dependency Ratio: Definition, Calculations & Interpretations
In this lesson, you will explore the dependency ratio and discover what it calculates, why we need it, and how to use it. Then, you can test your understanding with a brief quiz.
15. Population Projections: Definition & Calculations
In this lesson, you will discover how to see the future through population statistics. Explore population projections, and test your understanding with a brief quiz.
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