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Population Activity

Answer the following questions from the "Population Theorists" section of the Industrial Impact reading:

  1. According the Malthus, what was going to happen to population growth and food production? How will these processes affect the world?
  2. What three factors did Malthus fail to foresee?
  3. What did Marx believe was the solution to world suffering? [Hint: it's not restrictive population policies.] Explain.
  4. What three factors did Marx fail to foresee?
  5. What was Boserup's position on population growth?
  6. What are the criticisms of her theory?
  7. Describe the Cornucopian Theory of population.
  8. Which of the four theories do you agree with more? Why?

Answer the following questions after watching the Hans Rosling video:

  1. What is the relationship between life expectancy and family size? What is the global trend? Which area of the world is the exception?
  2. How is the world's wealth distributed? What is the trend?
  3. Using the demographic transition model, project how the changing distribution of wealth might affect population growth.
  4. What is the relationship with child mortality and per capita GDP? What is the global trend?