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Populations in transition

Content Learning Outcomes Notes
Population change


5 hours

Explain population trends and patterns in births (Crude Birth rate), natural increases and mortality (Crude Death Rate, infant and child mortality rates), fertility and life expectancy in contrasting regions of the world. Analyse population pyramids. Explain population momentum and its impact on population projections.  
Responses to high and low fertility


4 hours

Explain dependency and ageing ratios. Examine the impacts of youthful and ageing populations. Evaluate examples of pro-natalist and anti-natalist policy.  
Movement responses ā€“ migration


6 hours

Discuss the causes of migrations, both forced and voluntary. Evaluate internal (national) and international migrations in terms of their geographic (socio-economic, political and environmental) impact at their origins and destinations.  
Gender and change


4 hours

Examine gender inequalities in culture, status, education, birth ratios, health, employment, empowerment, life expectancy, family size, migration, legal rights and land tenure.  
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