Regional Geography 105
Demographics Study Guide
REGIONAL GEOGRAPHY 105


After the lecture and reading the "Demographics" articles you should be able to answer and discuss the following questions.

What is demography?

What does the root word 'demo' mean?

Why is the study of demographics important?

Define and briefly explain Population Distribution.

What are some of the factors which influence population distribution?

Define and briefly explain Population Density.

How is population density calculated?

Define and briefly explain Population Growth.

Define the term Natural Increase Rate.

Define the term Total Fertility Rate.

Define the term Birth Rate.

Define the term Mortality or Death Rate.

Define the term Crude Death Rate.

Define the term Life Expectancy.

Briefly describe and explain some of the factors influencing Stage 1 of the Demographic Transitions.

Briefly describe and explain some of the factors influencing Stage 2 of the Demographic Transitions.

Briefly describe and explain some of the factors influencing Stage 3 of the Demographic Transitions.

Briefly describe and explain some of the factors influencing Stage 4 of the Demographic Transitions.

What are Population Pyramids and what do they tell us?

What are the 4 key types or shapes for population pyramids and what do each of these indicate about population growth?

According to Goran Aronson, what did the Berlin Act ensure when it created the rules for the occupation of conquered lands?

According to "Population: A Lively Introduction", by Joseph A. McFalls, Jr., what are the problems associated with population decline?