Slides in this set
The rate of population increase is slowly
becoming greater so the population has
Birth Rate (BR): the number of babies born
alive per 1000 people each year.
Death Rate (DR): The number of deaths
per 1000 people each year.
Natural increase: The difference between
birth and death rate, expressed as a
The Stages of the Demographic
Little Medicine, low life expectancy and no birth control
high birth rates
Improved medicine and hygiene life expectancy increase
Birth control, economic change making children a burden
decrease in birth rate.
Birth rate fluctuates due to a fluctuating economy
Decrease in Birth Rate economy discourages people from
having children and women have more job opportunities.…read more
Rate of population growth
The rate of population growth is affected by 4 things:
Agricultural Change: technology saves labour freeing
workers for industry so there is more economic growth.
Urbanisation: Child labour has less value in cities so less
children are born.
Education: Fewer children are born so parents have more
money to spend on each one rate of population
Emancipation of Women: less prejudice against women,
larger workforce needed increase in women workers
leaving no time or money to pay for maternity leave and
care so children less desirable.…read more