AQA AS Geography Population: The DTM

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The Demographic Transition
Model
The demographic transition model shows how the population of a country changes over
time through five stages.
The model shows changes in birth rate, death rate and total population.

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Stage 1 ­ High Fluctuating
Birth rate and death rate fluctuate at a high level ­ the population remains stable but low.
No countries in stage 1, but some tribes in the rainforests of Brazil are in this stage.…read more

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Stage 4 ­ Low Fluctuating
Birth rate and death rate fluctuate at a low level- the population remains stable but not
high.
Population growth is small and fertility continues to fall.
Most developed countries e.g. most of Europe and this USA are in this stage.
Birth rate decreases Increased access and demand for luxuries
More women in the workforce
Higher personal incomes
More leisure interests
Stage 5 ­ Decline
Birth rates begin to decline while death rate slightly exceeds.
Population in decline.…read more

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The Validity and Limitations of the DTM
The demographic transition model has strengths and weaknesses.
It is particularly strong as a descriptive model but less strong as a predictive model.…read more

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