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Department
Geography
Course
GEOG 2210
Professor
J.Wright
Semester
Summer

Description
Population Growth in Australia ● Substantial population growth in Australia: 1996 to 2001, saw 1 m increase in population ● Population aging, and fertility rate below replacement; growth is from immigrants ● Population predicted for 2050 too large? Issues with population growth in Australia ● Individual rights (right to migrate) vs. environmental responsbility ● Individual rights vs. societal rights ● Increasing heterogeneity because of immigration threat to Australian identity? ● Population growth necessary for economic growth? >> YES: more people = more skilled labor, more investment into economy, more consumption
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