Ch 1: The World's Population & Demographic Resources

About This Chapter

Watch informative videos and read through lively text lessons to learn about the population of the world and the resources that provide information about global demographics. Take multiple-choice lesson quizzes for self assessment.

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?

Lesson Objective
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.

15 Lessons in Chapter 1: The World's Population & Demographic Resources
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
What Is Demography? - Definition & Significance

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.

What Is Demographic Transition? - Definition & Stages

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.

Changes in Demographic Rates & Population Distribution

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.

World Population Trends & Patterns Throughout History

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.

Population Density Around the World

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.

Population Data Sources: Census, Vital Statistics & Surveys

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.

Using Geographic Information Systems (GIS) to Find Demographic Information

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.

How Do Businesses Use Demographic Data?

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.

Use of Demographic Analysis in Social Planning

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.

Use of Demographic Analysis in Political Planning

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.

Sex Ratio: Definition, Calculations & Interpretations

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.

Using Population Pyramids to Interpret & Understand Population Momentum

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.

Age Stratification & Cohort Flow: Definitions & Theories

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.

Dependency Ratio: Definition, Calculations & Interpretations

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.

Population Projections: Definition & Calculations

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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