Human Geography - Population Change

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1. What is a negative social impact of rapid population growth?

  • More poverty in the areas
  • Fewer old people, so government doesn't focus on old age policies such as pensions
  • Possible food shortages
  • Not enough jobs so unemployment increases
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2. What are the two main laws to control rapid population growth?

  • Child Benefits and Facility Concessions
  • Birth Control programmes and immigration laws
  • Maternity Leave and Increased Salary
  • Migration laws and Free Childcare

3. What is the case study for an ageing population?

  • The UK
  • Spain
  • Indonesia
  • France

4. In what stage of the demographic transition model is the population size highest?

  • Stage 5
  • Stage 2
  • Stage 4
  • Stage 1

5. What are the four main stratergies to cope with an ageing population?

  • Improved medical facilities, increased retirement age, encouraging immigration and encouraging larger families.
  • Increased taxes, increased retirement age, encouraging immigration and encouraging larger families.
  • More free transport for older people, increased taxes, increased retirement age, more elderly provisions
  • Increased taxes, decreased retirement age, encouraging immigration, encouraging smaller families

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