In this assignment, you will first compare country-age structures to long-term population growth. Next, you will examine the patterns of world population in terms of total population, arithmetic density, total fertility rate, natural increase rate, life expectancy, and infant mortality rate. Finally, you will explore United States census data to investigate the spatial differences in the United States’ population.
- Predict total historical population trends from age-structured information.
- Relate population growth to K (carrying capacity) or r (reproductive factor) selective environmental conditions.
- Identify and explain the spatial patterns and distribution of world population based on total population, density, total fertility rate, natural increase rate, life expectancy, and infant mortality rate.
- Identify U.S. population data and certain spatial patterns.