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Name: Demography and Population
ID: m42935
Language: English (en)
  • Understand demographic measurements like fertility and mortality rates
  • Describe a variety of demographic theories, such as Malthusian, cornucopian, zero population growth, and demographic transition theories
  • Be familiar with current population trends and patterns
Subject: Social Sciences
Keywords: Carrying capacity, Cornucopian theory, Demographic transition theory, Demography, Fertility rate, Malthusian theory, Mortality rate, Population composition, Population pyramid, Sex ratio, Zero population growth
License: Creative Commons Attribution License CC-BY 3.0

Authors: OpenStax College (
Copyright Holders: Rice University (
Maintainers: OpenStax College (, Sociology Cap (

Latest version: 1.5 (history)
First publication date: Jan 30, 2012 9:31 am -0600
Last revision to module: Jul 16, 2012 4:20 pm -0500


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