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In Europe, Italy has one of the lowest average number of children per woman.
Italy's population is 58 million, it will decline to 56 million by 2025 including net immigration.
Without net immigration it will decline to 54 million.
The decline of 4 million will…

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China's one-child policy

In 1975 the population in China was over 0.9 billion, and despite the state's previous philosophy
being that every birth was a valuable addition to national resources and power, the government
realised that such rapid growth would lead to famine and starvation on a massive scale. Therefore…

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Iran's baby boom

Iran's population was 70,049,262 according to the 2006 census and nearly one-quarter of its
people aged 15 or younger.
The Islamic Republic of Iran is undergoing a demographic and socio-economic transition.
There is a large group of `baby boomers' born between 1979 & 1989, this is the…

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Changing population structures of sub-Saharan Africa

The countries of sub-Saharan Africa are undergoing a population crisis. From the 1960's, when they
gained independence, right up to the late 1980's they have been characterised by high birth rates
and rapidly falling death rates. They have been typical of countries in stage…


Mr A Gibson


4 case studies from different sides of the fence. China/Italy for example. This is a decent document that you could use to gen up on your population case studies. These have enough detail to get you to the higher levels in the longer questions.

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