Edexcel Geography Unit 2 - Population Dynamics

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2008 - 6.7 billion people

Total Fertility Rate - average number of children a woman has in her lifetime.

Birth Rate - no. births per 1000 a year

Death Rate - no. deaths per 1000 a year

Natural Increase - difference between birth rate and death rate

Infant Mortality - no. children under one who have died

Factors Contributing to Fall in Mortality

  • Development of modern medicines
  • Intorduction of vaccines and immunisations
  • Better healthcare
  • More hygienic housing
  • Cleaner drinking water and sewage disposal
  • Better diet


Stage 1 - High Fluctuating 

Period of high birth and death rates

Reasons for this:

  • Little or no birth control
  • High infant mortality rate
  • Children seen as asset and status symbol
  • High infant mortality
  • High incidence of disease
  • Poor nutrtiion or famine
  • Poor housing and hygiene
  • Little healthcare

Stage 2 - Early Expanding

High Birth rates but


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