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Population pyramids: Powerful predictors of the future

"Population statistics are like crystal balls -- when examined closely, they can help predict a country's future (and give important clues about the past). Kim Preshoff explains how using a visual tool called a population pyramid helps policymakers and social scientists make sense of the statistics, using three different countries' pyramids as examples."


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Nancy Watson's curator insight, September 26, 2014 4:04 PM

Population unit

Lauren Quincy's curator insight, March 20, 2015 1:51 PM

Unit 2: Population and Migration

 

This video was about how demographers categorize data and analyze it. This video showed a few different population pyramids in order to show differences in population in different countries. It showed China as an example and pointed out the remnants of the one child policy 35 years before and how the number of men were higher due to sex selective abortions. They also talked about how the population pyramids could show what stage in the demographic transition model a country was in and how they use them to predict future patterns and changes. 

 

This relates to unit 2 because it covers topics such as population change, demographic transition models, sex composition, population policies and much more. Population pyramids are very useful due to the visualization of sex, age and number composition in a countries population. They are very important in the use of predicting the future change in population because it can tell what the population has gone through in the past and what to expect in the DTM. 

Daniel Lindahl's curator insight, March 21, 2015 10:43 PM

This video illustrates how population pyramids have the ability to show how populations will rise and fall over time. Pyramids specifically show the population based on a specific age, and illustrates a country's amount of young people in comparison to the elderly. 

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Population Report Gives Mixed Results | Pulitzer Center

Population Report Gives Mixed Results | Pulitzer Center | population geography | Scoop.it
Population & Poverty in the Developing World via @Pulitzercenter http://t.co/S3MYuyDLCy #globalpopulation #developingworld
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Interactive - National Geographic Magazine

Interactive - National Geographic Magazine | population geography | Scoop.it
"The World of 7 Billion" - a beautiful map on population & income: http://t.co/72JMbx4XHA #wow RT @NatGeo @BillGates http://t.co/XL83cRhbjx
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Greenfieldgeography - IGCSE Population and GCSE Population

Greenfieldgeography - IGCSE Population and GCSE Population | population geography | Scoop.it
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geographyalltheway.com - GCSE / IGCSE Geography - Jelly Baby Geography

geographyalltheway.com - GCSE / IGCSE Geography - Jelly Baby Geography | population geography | Scoop.it
Online Geography and Humanities resources for teachers and students of KS3, GCSE / IGCSE, AS / A2 / IB Geography and MYP Humanities.
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Australia Defined: A snapshot of population growth and change | Visual.ly

Australia Defined: A snapshot of population growth and change | Visual.ly | population geography | Scoop.it
More than half of Australia's growth can be attributed to net overseas migration, filling our skills shortages. The United Kingdom and New Zealand dom
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World Population Calculator

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Determine the current World Population....

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State of World Population

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A useful new report about the state of the World
Population, worth reading the Executive summary


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OVERPOPULATED - BBC Documentary

Enjoyed this documentary? Check this video out next... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gpT--C146ew Ground breaking BBC Documentary discussing overpopulation o...
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World Religions And Muslim Population 2012 (HD)

From the born of first man Adam a.s the religion is ISLAM... The Religion With Allah is the same Islam to believe in One God... Names where change and people...
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World Population Prospects

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LeeBurns's curator insight, February 11, 2014 5:20 AM

#unit4 #population

Jessica Rieman's curator insight, February 11, 2014 1:27 PM

This graph depicts the estimated population growth throughtout the years of 1950-2100. Age has a lot to do with the increasing rate by millions. The people that are 65+ represented in the green are "peaking old" at 2080. As for the 15-64 age braket they are represented in the red and are reaching the "Adult peak" at the year 2030. And lastly, the "Peak Child" is represented in the blue achieves that in 1990. All of these statistics stem from the Brazilian records and are relative to the daily life and climate of the specific group or individual.

Albert Jordan's curator insight, February 12, 2014 5:56 PM

Looking at the statistics for South America’s growth rate since 1950, it has grown rapidly. This rapid growth can easily be attributed to modernization, increased stability within the governments(even if corruption is still rampant in some places and the U.S. isn’t fiddling its fingers in politics or funding government overthrows), and increased outside development thanks to increased global globalization. While total population of the region is expected to rise until it peaks in 2050, so is population density and age. This will create sanitation, infrastructure, and healthcare issues that many parts of the continent may not be ready to address or able to. Even though economic strength is typically on the rise, these are still poorer developing nations. The birthrate is already beginning to peak and taper off even if deaths continue to rise. However, there is still predicted to be more births than death. Improved healthcare globally since 1950 has found its way into South America and so has economic output, bringing with it – immigration. Numbers such as South America’s can be used to create a visual representation by using a population pyramid to figure out which phase of the demographic transition model the region, or with more specific numbers, a country was in, is going into, and will predicable be in.

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Feeding 9 Billion

Feeding 9 Billion | population geography | Scoop.it
When we think about threats to the environment, we tend to picture cars and smokestacks, not dinner. But the truth is, our need for food poses one of the biggest dangers to the planet.

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Sally Egan's curator insight, April 30, 2014 11:09 PM

Agricultural production is one of the ways in which people modify the environment more than any other.  Global population is expected to top out at around 9 billion around 2050, so will we be able to sustainably feed all of the entire human population?  This one question brings up many more spatial, environmental, political and social questions--this interactive feature nicely addresses many of the pertinent issues in a very accessible manner.   

 

This article relates well to the Population topic in Global Challenges and issues that arise from the present growth patterns.  

Sid McIntyre-DeLaMelena's curator insight, May 29, 2014 1:59 PM

As population continues to grow and agricultural lands dissappear, the issue of feeding the world is becoming a growing concern.

The environmental places of the world are becoming arid and the agrarian places are dwindling affecting the human/environment interaction by introducing agricultural issues.

BrianCaldwell7's curator insight, March 16, 3:52 PM

Agricultural production is one of the ways in which people modify the environment more than any other.  Global population is expected to top out at around 9 billion around 2050, so will we be able to sustainably feed all of the entire human population?  This one question brings up many more spatial, environmental, political and social questions--this interactive feature nicely addresses many of the pertinent issues in a very accessible manner.    

 

Tags: sustainability, agriculture, food production, environment modify, unit 5 agriculture. 

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Population

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Objective: To study population change over the last 150 years and to identify future trends. You may use this worksheet . Starter: Each student must make a prediction on the following population...
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Power of Place - 21 Overview

Explore educational and professional development resources for teachers and classrooms on Annenberg Media's learner.org. Companion to the Annenberg Media series Power of Place. This site covers the 26 episodes of the world geography course, produced by Cambridge Studios.
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Is the World Empty? Or Overcrowded? It's Both

Is the World Empty? Or Overcrowded? It's Both | population geography | Scoop.it

"For city dwellers, it may seem like the world is packed full with people. But not everywhere is so densely populated; in fact, many places in the world are seemingly void of life.There are over 7 billion people on the planet, a massive number that paints an image of human life sprawling densely over the planet...humans are unevenly distributed across the planet, leaving some areas that are densely populated and others that are largely void of life."


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Samantha Tovias's curator insight, January 13, 2014 2:39 AM

What this article states is that in some places of the world it's crowded with a lot of people and there's not much space. People struggle to find places to live without being really close to ones neighbor. They also have to struggle over  job opportunities. Due to this they struggle with poverty and the places they are at aren't so clean. This is because people make a lot of trash and where there's many people there is a lot of trash. Therefore it's not so sanitary and they have to deal with lack of space and sanitation.

 

On the other hand, in some places of the world, there is much space to be inhabited by humans. But it's basically free land because no one lives there and there's no building occupying it. But this land could be used for many things such as building neighbor hoods, buildings, and business. Sometimes it's good to have that land free from everything because that way when there's really a reason to use it we can just go back to it with no worrys. Just as long as we don't use up too much land it should be fine. We also need to know how to control how much nature we use up. Because its also not healthy to have a lot of pollution with no trees to cleanse our oxygen. That's a hazardous precaution us humans should take.

Bonnie Bracey Sutton's curator insight, January 13, 2014 6:30 PM

The most amazing conversation I had in Jamaica was with a musician who had traveled the world as I have. He worried about the crowding in Asia. We talked about the uneven distribution of space. I like peering down from a plane while traveling over the west ( in America) lots of white spaces on the map.

Christian Madison's curator insight, January 13, 2014 7:18 PM

Well some places, such as deserts, are really hot, dry, barren and devoid of life; mostly because it's impossible to build anything on such soft ground. While places such as Texas has really dry and hard ground perfect for building foundations.  Then there's the amount of resources in that area, I.e. Water, food, tree, etc.,  and many other factors that contradict if it's inhabitable.

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Worldmapper World Population Atlas: The countries of the world as you've never seen them before

Worldmapper World Population Atlas: The countries of the world as you've never seen them before | population geography | Scoop.it
The World Population Atlas: The countries of the world as you've never seen them before

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starwalker's curator insight, February 11, 2013 7:26 AM

Beautiful maps of each country according to population densities. quite enlightening perspective

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Human Population Growth - Crash Course Ecology #3

If being alive on Earth were a contest, humans would win it hands down. We're like the Michael Phelps of being alive, but with 250000 times more gold medals...
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7 Billion: Are You Typical? -- National Geographic Magazine

Learn more about population: http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/7-billion To coincide with the arrival of the world's 7 billionth person on October 31, 2011, ...
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Anthony Hilton: Why the global population won't spiral out of control - The Independent

Anthony Hilton: Why the global population won't spiral out of control - The Independent | population geography | Scoop.it
Anthony Hilton: Why the global population won't spiral out of control
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Third, the population of Africa will certainly double to 2 billion and may go to 3 billion. Then four fifths of the world's population will be in Asia and Africa.
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