Population Growth

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  • Created on: 13-05-13 10:53

Developmets in technology!

Population Growth is due to technological developments:

  • Development of crop growing
  • Metal tools
  • Advances in plant breeding
  • Inventions of machinery for use in agriculture
  • Food preservation
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Health

  • control of diseases
  • infant mortality
  • diet
  • sanitation
  • sexual health
  • number of doctors
  • access to contraception
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Education

  • health education
  • female education
  • length of compulsory school time
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Social and Cultural Factors

Social Provisions:

  • care for elderly
  • social security
  • media
  • clean water

Cultural Factors:

  • religious attitudes to birth control
  • role of women in society
  • status gained by having children
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Political, Environmental and Economic Factors

Polictical Factors:

  • impact of war
  • access to health care and contraception
  • strength of the economy

Environmental Factors:

  • hazards
  • disease

Economic Factors:

  • economic necessity in rural areas
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Industrial Revolution

Factors lead to increase in urbanisation

Growth has been linked to the industrial revolution:

  • First Europe in the 18th Century
  • Then spread to USA, Japan and Australia
  • Now in Asia and Africa
  • Experienced similar patterns of population growth
  • Growth is dynamic or changing
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