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1. Name the 5 stages of the DTM.

  • High expansion / low expansion / low fluctuating / slow fluctuating / decline
  • High flucutating / Early expanding / late expanding / low fluctuating / decline
  • High fluctuating / rapid expansion / low fluctuating / slow expansion / decline
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2. One failure of the Chinese 'one child policy' was the 4/2/1 effect. What was this?

  • One child had to care for 2 parents and 4 grandparents who would come dependent on him/her.
  • One child had to care for 2 grandparents and 4 parents who would come dependent on him/her

3. What stage of the DTM would China fall into?

  • Low fluctuating
  • Late expanding
  • High fluctuating

4. The UK is gradually getting an 'ageing population'. This can bring advantages as-well as disadvantages such as ....

  • Grey vote , grey pound (£320 million ) , wisdom , childcare
  • Pension changes, hip replacements, used hospital beds, treatment for age related illnesses eg Alzheimers
  • Housing occupied, part time jobs , local clubs / societies

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

  • 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'.
  • Charles Wainwright , Julian Simon , Paul Ehrlich and a 'population cap.'

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