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Department
Economics
Course
Economics 2122A/B
Professor
Terry Biggs
Semester
Fall

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Geography 2143b version 1 Name________________________ Quiz No. 4 Pick the BEST answer Student Number:________________________ March 8, 2011 29 marks total 1. Chinese population policy has contributed to a) an excess number of girls versus boys b) the creation of a class of children called ‘little emperors’ c) a few numbers of girl infants being adopted abroad d) a and c e) b and c 2. Which of the following countries is not predicted to have their sovereign bond ratings downgraded to non- investment grade because of population aging and government liabilities a) United Kingdom b) USA c) France d) Japan e) none of the above 3. Which of the following countries is likely to have the highest dependency ration in 2025 a) USA b) Canada c) Japan d) China e) Brazil 4. The second dividend of the demographic transition is a) the labor force temporarily grows more rapidly than the population dependent on it, freeing up resources for investment in economic development and family welfare b) the labor force permanently grows more rapidly than the population dependent on it, freeing up resources for investment in economic development and family welfare c) a population that is concentrated at older working ages and is facing an extended period of retirement has a powerful incentive to accumulate assets d) a population concentrated at younger working ages and facing an extended period of retirement has a powerful incentive to accumulate assets e) none of the above 5. Why are large families preferred in northern India a) to carry on the family name b) provide enough sons to take care of elderly parents c) to obtain larger government support payments d) to ensure the continuation of family rituals e)none of the above 6. China’s ‘official’ sex ratio is a) around 102 b) around 98 c) unreported because of government censorship d) around -121 e) none of the above 7.Which of the following countries has a higher per cent of foreign born population than Canada a) Switzerland b) USA c) Mexico d) Germany e) none of the above 8. Which of the following countries spends more on health care as a % of GDP than Canada a) Australia and USA b) Switzerland and Japan c) Japan and Denmark d) USA and Switzerland e) USA and Japan 9.Which of the following is not thought to affect fertility rates a) mean temperature of the region b) education for women c) marriage rates d) income e) they all affect fertility rates 10. Which of the following stages of life generally confer the highest probability of migration a) retirement b) families with teenagers c) single parent households d) families with small children e) none of the above 11. ‘Demographic theft’ is a) luring people from one region to another through government programs that subsidize moving costs b) movement of young people from economically depressed regions to ones that are more economically viable c) the overburden of funding that upcoming generations face in providing social welfare d) the increasing crime rate in countries with sex ratios above 110 e) none of the above 12. Looking at the population pyramids on the last page, which pyramid reflects Japan’s future population structure? a) a b) b c) c d) d e) none of them 13. Looking at the population pyramids on the last page, which pyramid reflects India’s population structure? a) a b) b c) c d) d e) none of them 14. Which of the following birth rates would result in a stable population size a) 1.2% b) 1.5% c) 2.1% d) 2.5% e) 2.7% 15. About how many
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