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01:920:227 Study Guide - Spring 2018, Comprehensive Midterm Notes - Mortality Rate, Life Expectancy, Sub-Saharan Africa


Department
Sociology
Course Code
01:920:227
Professor
S.Bzostek
Study Guide
Midterm

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01:920:227
MIDTERM EXAM
STUDY GUIDE
Fall 2018

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Population and Society
Sociology 227
Professor Bzostek ith a silet z
Syllabus & Lecture Outlines
Please read over the syllabus carefully and ask if you have questions
Please print lecture outlines and bring to class for taking notes
Ho ig is the orld’s populatio today?
a) Approximately 4 billion
b) Approximately 6 billion
c) Approximately 12 billion
d) Approximately 7 billion
What is the current U.S. life expectancy?
a) 78.8 years
b) 82.0 years
c) 75.5 years
d) 68.0 years
What % of births in the US today are to unmarried women?
a) 22 percent
b) 40 percent
c) 63 percent
d) 11 percent
What is demography?
Term coined from two Greek words in 1855
deos – people
graphei – to write about
Early defiitio: the atheatial koledge of populations, their general
oeets, ad their physial, iil, itelletual, ad oral states Guillard
In short, the
Modern demography often concerned with
What is deography, ot’d
Population change occurs through fertility, mortality, and migration. We’re oered
with everything related to these processes.
Modern demography concerned with:
Population size
Population growth or decline
Population processes
Population distribution
Population structure
Population characteristics
Important notes
Questios e’ll iestigate
Why are there more people alive now than ever before?
How many people might be on Earth when you are age 30? Age 50? Age 80?
Why are people having fewer kids than ever before? Is this going to continue?
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Will most of us live to be age 80? age 100?
How will more people on Earth affect the environment?
Why do people immigrate to the US? Where are they coming from?
Why is demography important?
Demography is all around us!!
Deographis ore pratial appliatios of populatio iformation)
Some examples of demographic applications
Politics:
Social planning:
Business:
Outline of this course
Demographic History and Core Issues
Basic Demographic Concepts and Data Sources
Why Populations Change
Part 1: Mortality & Morbidity
Why Populations Change
Part 2: Fertility
Why Populations Change
Part 3: Migration
A lot to cover!
Tell me about yourself!
sbzostek@sociology.rutgers.edu
Your name
Your year
Your major, if decided (or udeided if ot
Preious soiology ourses you’e take
Sports or other extracurricular activities
Why you hose this ourse/hat you’re hopig to get out of it
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