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Department
Sociology
Course
SOC312H1
Professor
Brent Berry
Semester
Winter

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SOC312H1s Lecture #2 Textbook Ch. 3 Population: Past, Present and Futures Today: (Table 3.1) • Population is not 6.55—actually 7 billion now*  • Annual rate of natural increase is 1.2% o Into what segments did Ansley Coale divide human growth?  Human beings (since 1750’s—really an uptake of human growth)   Post 1750, and Pre 1750 o How sustainable is it? Despite less population growth, there’s been  population momentum— o 20  C is a success story of population growth, a marker of fertility, also  lower levels of mortality… even though high levels of population growth  create social problems o Asia is the largest continent with the largest population—324 people per  square mile o Western Europe (437) and Caribbean (433) o Death rate in LDCs (Less developed countries) are lower because  population is younger and MDCs have older age cohort, therefore higher  death o Population doubling time in years—based on the rate of natural increase  o Population Purchasing Power (PPP) From Gradual to Explosive Growth • Figure 3.1 o Most of population growth in the past 2 centuries… What allowed human  populations to develop so rapidl
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