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Population

Distribution of Population

Introduction

The worlds population is growing at a rate of 2.7 people per second.

Population distribution is the way in which people are spread over an area.

Population density is the amount of people living in a specified area.

The distribution of the world's population is…

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Soils

If the soil is rich and fertile; the population density is often high as people are able to yield good
crops.

If the soil is thin and unproductive, few people will live in the area.

Economic, Social & Political Influences

Economic

Some of the biggest growth regions in the…

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Death rates can also vary over space. This is due to the fact that countries in the majority of LEDC's
have poor access to good quality medical care and therefore the spread of disease is high.

However, in MEDC's the health care system is often more effective and this result…

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An example of a country at this stage would be Sri Lanka or Peru.

The death rates often fall due to medical breakthroughs and new hospital services opening.

Improvements may have also been made to accommodation or food and water supply.

Birth rates remain high for religious or cultural purposes…

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Limitations

However, as with all theoretical models, the DTM does have its limitations and the model has failed
to predict several occurrences.

Firstly, the model failed to predict the falling birth rates in many MEDC countries.

Secondly, the model assumes that all countries will pass through the same four stages,…

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They advertised for younger families as they felt that this would help encourage future population
growth.

They encouraged people to move by advertising the benefits such as no pollution, fresh air, crime
free and low taxes.

Migration

Migration is the movement of people from one place to another.

People choose…

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Migration Impact on Countries

Migration has impacts on the source and host countries, as well as the migrants themselves.

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Consequences for migrants

In a positive light, migration can lead to a better quality of life for migrants.

They may have a better job, larger homes and better access to services.

However, they may also become victims of racial discrimination or be forced to live in squalid
conditions.

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