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German population shrinks as QUARTER of men say 'no' to kids - Daily Mail

German population shrinks as QUARTER of men say 'no' to kids - Daily Mail | Populations in Transition | Scoop.it
Daily Mail German population shrinks as QUARTER of men say 'no' to kids Daily Mail Germany is battling a baby drought that has caused its population to plummet, leaving a rash of vacant homes, dry sewers and fears the economy may crumble, experts...
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Foreigners comprise 1.5% of Japan's population, mostly working age - GlobalPost

Foreigners comprise 1.5% of Japan's population, mostly working age - GlobalPost | Populations in Transition | Scoop.it
Foreigners comprise 1.5% of Japan's population, mostly working age GlobalPost Japan had 1,980,200 foreign residents as of March 31, accounting for 1.54 percent of its total population, with most of them -- 84.28 percent -- being working age,...
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S. Korea's urban population shrinks in 2012 - GlobalPost

S. Korea's urban population shrinks in 2012 - GlobalPost | Populations in Transition | Scoop.it
S. Korea's urban population shrinks in 2012
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Lesson Plans - Population Reference Bureau

Lesson Plans - Population Reference Bureau | Populations in Transition | Scoop.it

Over 10 lesson plans for teaching demographics, migration, the demographic transition and more.  Included is a teaching packet, "making population real" specifically for the AP curriculum produced by the venerable Martha Sharma. 


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Global data geovisualized

Global data geovisualized | Populations in Transition | Scoop.it
Learn about the world by changing the familiar map. Select a subject from the top menu and watch the map resize. A countrys total area no longer represents land mass, but items relevant to the subject (i.e.

 

The geovisualization in this interactive map is outstanding (translation: I could play with this all day).  This displayed map shows the destination countries for migrants, with links to the data and information to read up on the topic.  Truly impressive.   For the live link, see: http://show.mappingworlds.com//world/?lang=EN


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Global and National Population Pyramids

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Interactive Visualization of the Population Pyramids of the World from 1950 to 2050...

 

Need population pyramids?  This is a site with good global and national population pyramids with good temporal data as well to show changes in the population (good for explaining the demographic transition model).   


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MissPatel's curator insight, December 16, 2014 3:22 AM

If you struggle with population structure - this visualisation may be useful. 

Daniel Lindahl's curator insight, March 21, 2015 11:09 PM

This website allows the user to look into the past, and into the future of population all over the world. The population pyramids show the distribution between young and elder people. It is very interesting to see how the pyramid is able to show the predicted population pyramid of the future as well. 

Tori Denney's curator insight, May 27, 2015 6:39 PM

Access to health care, education, utilities, and sanitation - Population pyramids show population of different ages from each gender in a certain country. From population pyramids, you can conclude a country's development level. For example, if there is an equal population of all ages, this means that they have amazing health care, great education to educate women about birth control towards population, and good sanitation. From all of this information, you can tell how developed a country may be and perhaps also whether the country has many cities And urbanization. 

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China's village of the bachelors: no wives in sight in remote settlement

China's village of the bachelors: no wives in sight in remote settlement | Populations in Transition | Scoop.it
Surplus of males caused by preference for sons means poor subsistence farmers have no chance of finding a mate...

 

One-child policy, gender preference, rural-urban divide in modernizing China...the list of applications goes on. 


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Liam Michelsohn's curator insight, October 21, 2013 7:33 PM

I don’t understand how China could kill Chinese girl’s baby’s and not see 20 years down the road how that would affect there country. Even if it’s the family doing it because the boys can work and help the family eat, the government should have created job opportunities for girls motivating the poorer families to raise there children equally.  Maybe they wanted to thin overpopulation in china so they skipped a generation, it seems horrible but empires have done terrible things in history to maintain power.

Kenny Dominguez's curator insight, November 20, 2013 6:23 PM


This was going to happen anyways because china having that one child rule was going to imbalance the population more males less females. Those rules being in place family members were forced to have boys because they would be the one to take over and inherent the land its parents left them. If they would have a girl they that land will go to the husbands family and plus boys would be the favorite child because they can work much faster than what a girl would. That being said the girls would be given up or killed. Now china has millions of males and little females. Which makes it difficult for the males to get married and have children of their own.

The ratio to males to females is six to one talk about crazy. But now that china has allowed a family to have two children instead of one. Now over the years we will see and increase in females and as well as males because of the imbalance of the country. But china allowing to have more than one kid will come at a price because

that is more people they have to maintain and china already being overpopulated will make it even worse for them.

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Malawi faith groups commit to combat climate change and population growth | Malawi news, Malawi - NyasaTimes breaking online news source from Malawi

Malawi faith groups commit to combat climate change and population growth | Malawi news, Malawi - NyasaTimes breaking online news source from Malawi | Populations in Transition | Scoop.it
Population growth, says Malawi faith groups, is a key ingredient to devastating climate change effects – calling for concerted multi-faith action to address the situation in Malawi with haste.

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Issues from Global Population Growth

Find In-depth Review, Video And Infographic On World Population. Learn more about population growth.

 

This video displays some intriguing statistics about global population growth.  Equally important the video explores some concerns that are presented with a large population.  You can also view all the images as one long infographic.  Admittedly, this video (and most academic literature) approaches the population issue from a strong perspective which advocates for the reduction of total population; if you feel it necessary to have an ideological counterweight in the classroom, this article from the LA Times may be what you are looking for.   


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Population clock for every country

Population clock for every country | Populations in Transition | Scoop.it
Real time statistics for current population of any country. Real time data on population, births, deaths, net migration and population growth.

 

This site shows various demographic statistics for every country including some based on projections in demographic trends in the given country.  If the current trends hold (which they won't, but that is still an interesting measure), the entire Japanese population will disappear in 1,000 years according to this Global Post article.


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Scott D.Warner, PLS's comment, August 3, 2013 5:03 PM
Population density dependent malfunctions in societies include crime, disease, and even war.
Riley Tuggle's curator insight, September 10, 2014 9:51 AM

I believe India has more men than women because sometimes when women can't have a son for their first or second child, the men would beat the women to death, or in some instances women are captured and sold for wives, and they may commit suicide they are so depressed. Also, some pregnant women find out their baby is a girl, they would aport or abandon her because sons are apparently more important and successful because they would stay home and take care of their parents when they are elderly and they would carry on the families name. -rt

MissPatel's curator insight, December 16, 2014 3:22 AM

This is fantastic - have a look at various countries and their 'rate' of growth

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'Time bomb': aging population may explode global economy by 2050 - RT

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'Time bomb': aging population may explode global economy by 2050
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The number of people over 60 years old has doubled in the past 30 years and is expected to grow at the same pace by 2050.
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Steep rise in Hyderabad's slum population - Times of India

Steep rise in Hyderabad's slum population - Times of India | Populations in Transition | Scoop.it
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Steep rise in Hyderabad's slum population
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Surprisingly, Secunderabad cantonment area too witnessed a whopping 139% rise in slum population.
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China's rocketing elderly population prompts a rethink on pensions - The Guardian

China's rocketing elderly population prompts a rethink on pensions - The Guardian | Populations in Transition | Scoop.it
China's rocketing elderly population prompts a rethink on pensions
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China's fertility rate stands at 1.6, far below the 2.1 needed to sustain a growing population.
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Rethinking the Demographic Transition Model: Stage 5?

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Eighty-two years after the original development of the four stage Demographic Transition Model (DTM) by the late demographer Warren Thompson (1887-1973), the cracks are starting to show on the model that for many years revolutionized how we think about the geography of our global population. 


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Elle Reagan's curator insight, March 23, 2015 11:33 PM

In my opinion, I do not think that the world could be approaching stage 5. I'm not sure if the world as a whole will ever reach stage 5. Our population is increasing and even though birth rates are low I still think that stage 4 is where we will be stuck. 

Emily Bian's curator insight, March 25, 2015 6:52 PM

This article discusses the demographic transition model, mostly Stage 5. Stage 5 is still slightly an unknown thing, because many people argue whether there are any countries in that phase or not. Stage 5 is characterized with very low birth rates, low death rates, lots of family oriented planning, and a slow decrease in population. Some people argue Germany is already in this stage, but I don't really agree. 

I think we should focus more on the developing countries that are stuck in stage 2. 

USA is in stage 4, and I believe that we will be stuck here for a while before advancing to stage 5. 

This is a good article for people that are interested in this unit to read, it gives a new perspective on things. 

Flo Cuadra Scrofft's curator insight, May 27, 2015 12:44 AM

Summary- With his Demographic Transition Model, Warren Thompson suggested that we are in the midst of a transition shown by stage 4, in which birth rates are equaling death rates. But if we analyze the demography in the present day, we will find that we are already past that stage. Most countries in the world are now entering or already in stage 5, in which birth rates are lower than death rates, making it very difficult, if not impossible for the population to grow. These current trends have led to an increased empowerment of women in western countries, since less babies mean more working hours, and more profits. It has also allowed for inter-generational relationships within families, where a children is able to meet his grandparents and even his great grandparents. In Europe, the birth rate is currently below the replacement level. The only way Europe has been able to increase or at least maintain its population is through waves of immigration.

 

Insight- it's is incredible that we are taught that we are experiencing the fourth stage of the Demographic Transition model, and that stage 5 talks about the future. What we may have not noticed is that many countries of the world are already part of that future; they have started to be part of this stage without us realizing it. I really liked the prediction made in the last paragraph. The fertility increase in more developed countries can take us to a new stage 6 in Thompson's model.

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BBC: Urbanization

BBC: Urbanization | Populations in Transition | Scoop.it

A fantastic interactive map with population charts that show the massive explosion in urbanization since 1950 until the present.


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Seth Dixon's comment, November 4, 2011 11:22 AM
Thanks to my mentor teacher (when I was a student teaching myself in Utah with 9th graders) for finding this link. He's STILL helping me out all these years later...here's to all you mentoring the next generation of educators!
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No Babies? - Declining Population in Europe

No Babies? - Declining Population in Europe | Populations in Transition | Scoop.it
Birthrates across the Continent are falling at drastic and, to many, alarming rates. Why are Europeans so hesitant to have children, and what does it mean for their future and for ours?

 

Nice piece that show work well for understanding the demographic transition, which links population growth rates with levels of human development.


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Courtney Barrowman's curator insight, October 1, 2014 11:11 PM

Unit 2

MissPatel's curator insight, December 17, 2014 2:06 AM

11 billion people projection for the future but a decline in population in Europe? How? What factors altered this? Why? 

Ellen Van Daele's curator insight, March 22, 2015 4:36 PM

This article discusses the population decrease in Southern Italy. The small city called Laviano is now deserted because of the extremely low birth rate. Rocco Falivena, the major, says that he proposed a system to get women to produce more babies. Pregnant women will receive 10,000 euros over the years if they produce a baby. Even with this system the population remains to be decreasing. 


The dramatic decrease of this small city will have huge economic consequences. This city is an example of the opposite that is happening globally and proves that the world needs a stable population and not a population decline. 

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Ageing China: Changes and challenges

Ageing China: Changes and challenges | Populations in Transition | Scoop.it
Interactive look at China's changing population structure and the challenges facing the younger generations.
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The Chinese Population | Visual.ly

The Chinese Population | Visual.ly | Populations in Transition | Scoop.it

If you have ever been to China, you know just how crowded it is with people.

 

60 Chinese cities whose populations are upward of one million people.


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Mapping Population Density

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I found these cartograms from an article in the Telegraph and was immediately impressed. The cartograms originated here and use data from the Global Rural-Urban Mapping Project as to create the int...

 

This series of cartograms shows some imbalanced populations (such as the pictured Australia) by highlighting countries that have established forward capitals.  Question to ponder: Do forward capitals change the demographic regions of a country significantly enough to justify moving the capital? 


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Joe Andrade's curator insight, August 5, 2013 10:21 PM

Interseting way to visualy map population density.

Lona Pradeep Parad's curator insight, May 28, 2014 7:28 PM

It's a creative and vial way to map population density. 

MissPatel's curator insight, December 16, 2014 3:24 AM

This is from 'worldmapper' - it is a great sight to help you understand using technology the most densely populated areas of various countries. What do you think they are? 

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Record migrant surge blamed as population rises by 1,000 per day

Record migrant surge blamed as population rises by 1,000 per day | Populations in Transition | Scoop.it

THE population of England and Wales has soared by four million within the last 10 years, it emerged last night.
Record levels of migration and a rising birth rate have seen the number of people living here grow by more than 1,000 every day.

The latest figures from the Office for National Statistics show the troubles the Government is facing in its pledge to reduce net migration to the "tens of thousands".

Within the EU, only Germany and France have a larger population than Britain but ours is growing at twice the European average.

Sir Andrew Last night Sir Andrew Green, chairman of the pressure group Migration-WatchUK, said: "It is absurd to find that our population is continuing to shoot up in this way.

"Two-thirds of our population increase is down to immigration.

"That is the only element that the Government can control  .... Ffs - nuff said!  :  DDxx♥!.

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http://edlvillagesunited.lefora.com/2012/09/26/record-migrant-surge-blamed-as-population-rises-by/

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