This site is 100% ad supported. Please add an exception to adblock for this site.

Population and Migration


undefined, object
copy deck
Dependency Ratio
The number of people under the age of 15 and over the age of 64 compared to the number of people active in the work force
Demographic Equation
The formula that calculates population change. The increase (or decrease) in population is births minus deaths plus (or minus) net migration.
Demographic Momentum
The phenomenon of continued population increase despite reduced reproductive rates
Demographic Regions
Defined regions of where demographics of an area take place
Demographic Transition Model
Is a model used to explain the process of transition from high birth and death rates to low birth and death rates as part of the economic development of a country from a pre-industrial to industrialized economy
Carrying Capacity
The supportable population given the necessary infrastructure (sanitation, medical care)
Humans from a given population that have experienced an event in a particular time span
Disease Diffusion
The diffusion of a disease throughout a population and its eventual fadeout
Doubling Time
The number of years to double a population assuming a constant rate of natural increase
The portion of the Earth\'s surface occupied by permanent human settlement
Epidemiological Transition Model
Explains the distinct cause of death found in each stage of the demographic transition
Gendered Space
Refers to physical space that is associated with a particular gender because of the activities that occur in the space
Infant Mortality Rate (IMR)
The total number of deaths in a year among infants under 1 year old for every thousand live births in society
Is an adaption that is (or has become) less harmful than harmful
Mortality Rate
A measure of the number of deaths in general(or due to a specific cause) in some population
The birthrate
The number of people in an area exceeds the capacity of the environment to support life at a decent standard of living
Population Densities
A measurement of population per unit area of land
Population Distrabutions
The pattern of where people live
Population Explosion
A sudden rapid rise in the number of people
Population Pyramid
A bar graph representing the distribution of population by age and sex
Rate of Natural Increase
The crude minus the crude death rate of a population(excluding migration)
Sex Ratio
The number of males per 100 females in a population
Standard of Living
How well off a person or a country is
Resource use that aim meet human needs while preserving the natural environment so that these needs can be met not only in the present, but in the indefinite future
A state in which a country\'s population has declined too much to support its current economic system
Zero population growth
A law that limits the permitted uses of land an maximum density of development in a community
Chain Migration
Migration of people to a specific location because relatives or people of the same nationality previously migrated there
Distance Decay
The farther away a group is from another the less likely they will interact
Forced Migration
Permanent movement compelled usually by cultural factors
Internal Migration
Permanent movement within a particular country
Intervening Obstacle
An environmental or cultural feature of the landscape that hinders migration
Migration Patterns (Intercontinental)
Migration from continent to continent
Migration Patterns (Interregional)
Permanent movement from one region of a country to another
Migration Patterns (Rural-Urban)
Migration from the countryside to cities
Personal Space
An area or region of a person, in which they consider their personal domain or territory
Pull Factors
Factors that induce people to move to another location
Push Factors
Factors that induce people to leave old residences
A person who was forced to migrate from their home and cannot return for fear of persecution because of their race, religion, nationality, membership in a social group, or political opinion
Step Migration
A series of small, less extreme locational changes (e.x. if a person moves from a farm to a small town, then to a larger town, and finally to a city)
The sesional migration of livestock between mountains and low land pastures
Voluntary Migration
Permanent Movement undertaken by choice

Deck Info