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2. Migration can influence population. Name our Case study areas that investigate this issue.

  • Isle of Purbeck, Dorset (decline) and Southampton (growth)
  • Barra , Scotland (experiencing decline) and Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania (experiencing rapid growth)
  • Rusholme ,Manchester (decline) and Didsbury, Manchester (growth)

3. Population pyramids show the age - sex structure of a country. Define those who are 'young dependent'.

  • Those aged 16 or under who rely on parents / carers with an income.
  • Those aged 18 - 25 who are unemployed and can't get a job on medical grounds
  • Those who are 16 - 19 and in higher education or training and still need support of parents / carers.

4. Viewpoints on population are split into 'Pessimistic' and 'Optimistic'. Which of the following supports the Optimistic approach?

  • Charles Wainwright , Julian Simon , Paul Ehrlich and a 'population cap.'
  • Julian Simon , Esther Boserup and the development of food supply to keep up with demand eg GM crops
  • Paul Ehrlich, Club of Rome and the 'Neo- Malthusians'.

5. Thomas Malthus was a pessimist. He argued that ....

  • food supply grew at the same as population to keep up with demand.
  • population grew geometrically (1,2,4,8) whilst food increased arithmetically (1,2,3,4)
  • population grew arithmetically (1,2,3,4) whilst food increased geometrically (1,2,4,8)


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