AP Human Geography Digital Knowledge Source
Why What is Where: The Digital Knowledge Source for AP Human Geography
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Access this site to experiment with population pyramids!
WHEN China eased its one-child policy late last year, investors bet on a surge in demand for everything from pianos to nappies. They, and government officials foresaw a mini-boom after long-constrained parents were allowed a second go at making babies.".
"Much has been made of how China recently eased restrictions on having children. Under the old rules, if a couple wanted to have a second child, both husband and wife needed to be the only offspring of their parents. Under the new rules, a second child could be allowed if just one of its potential parents was an only-child. The change impacts about 20 million Chinese. You'd imagine after decades of restrictions, many of them would jump at the chance to have a second child, right?"
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The latest revision of the UN Population Division’s World Population Prospects, released this summer, projects that total population will reach 10.9
Nearly 2/3 of the population growth through the rest of this century will occur in only 10 countries, 8 of which are in sub-Saharan Africa. What is the cause of this continued growth in these 10 countries especially?
Sir David Attenborough says that population growth is out of control - but one expert says it could peak in 40 years. Which should we believe?
Looking at past growth rates, one can assume that population growth is "out of control." But not all experts agree with that claim. Who is right?
70% of global population growth over the next 30 years will be in Muslim countries
"Around 70 per cent of global population growth over the next 30 years will be in Muslim countries as the Muslim population of 1.6 billion is growing at twice the rate of the global population thus representing the fastest growing consumer segment in the world,"
Singapore's restrictions on immigrant workers influx has kept their growth rate down.
The population of northern Bulgaria is decreasing seven times faster compared to the population in the southern parts of the country, according to Petar Ivanov, Professor in Social Psychology.
This is a fascinating story about the many reasons why Bulgaria is shrinking.
China And India: The Tortoise And Hare And The Real Weight Of Demographics @Worldcrunch Worldcrunch - Great stories from the world's best news sources
This is a great story comparing China and India, including their populations but also their population structures and how the differences may allow India to surpass China in numbers, as well as economically. There is also a mention of Japan and how their aging and shrinking population has caused them to drop out of the number two spot in the global economy.
The number of foreign-born residents in England and Wales has risen by nearly three million in 10 years, as the 2011 census results reveal huge changes in the make-up of the population.
The most common sources immigrants are India, Poland, and Pakistan.
Fewer babies now means fewer working-age people a few decades from now. And that means less support for Medicare, Social Security and other programs. - Planet Money
The current birth rate in the US is 63 per 1000, the lowest in a century. This will have a significant impact on retirement programs like Social Security for young people in the coming decades. Watch the interactive graph!
By the time my son gets to be my age, there will be fewer working people for each retiree. So he'll have to pay a bigger share of our retirement costs. - Planet Money
Listen to this story about why a falling birth rate is bad for the future of the economy.
For the past 50 years, Americans have been fleeing the colder upper midwest for the warm states.
Are Americans really trying to be more energy efficient or are they just tired of paying high heating costs...or just sick of the cold? This map and graph reflect the population shift over the past 50 years of a substantial number who have vacated colder climates for warmer ones.
BEIJING (AP) — A government think tank is urging Chinese leaders to start phasing out China's one-child policy immediately and allow two children for every family by 2015, a daring proposal to do away with the unpopular policy.
In a move to correct some of the problems created by this policy, there is consideration suggested to move in this direction to alleviate the gender gap. But will it take too long before these kinds of measures will create results?
"Japan as we know it is doomed...."
A nation that is resistant to immigration must face a 'revolution'. Estimates say they will need 10 million immigrants between now and 2050 to stave off collapse. Currently their TFR is 1.3, well below replacement level.
The Brazilian government's geographic department (Instituto Brasileiro de Geografia e Estatística-roughly equivalent to the U.S. Census Bureau) has compiled an fantastic interactive world factbook (available in English and Spanish as well as Portuguese). The ease of navigation allows the user to conduct a specific search of simply explore demographic, economic, environmental and development data on any country in the world.
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