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A country with ________ is not expected to grow quickly in the near future.

high female employment and literacy

A population in the post-industrial stage would be expected to have ________.

birth and death rates at low stable levels

A population which is not growing will have a TFR of ________.


According to the IPAT model, technology that enhances our acquisition of minerals, fossil fuels, timber, and ocean fish ________.

increases environmental impact

Areas with the least dense human populations are in ________.

desert, tundra and rainforest

Declining death rates due to increased food production and improved medical care while birth rates remain high is characteristic of the ________ stage.


During which time period did the world's population more than double?


If a population roughly doubles in the course of 50 years, its growth rate would be close to ________%.


If global fertility rates remain at 2008 levels, the United Nations predicts that world population will be approximately ________ billion in 2050.


In a country where there are increasingly more households, ________.

consumption should increase

Increasing levels of literacy among women is shown to ________.

lower TFR

Madagascar's age‑structure diagram (found on page 120) ________.

reflects a population with a high growth rate

Malthus was responsible for ________.

the idea that without social strictures increasing human population would lead to famine and war

Not surprisingly, the nation with the highest rate of contraceptive use (86%) is ________.


Replacement fertility ________.

is equal to 2.1 in stable populations

The "sensitivity factor" in the model used to represent human environmental impact denotes ________.

the sensitivity of an environment to human pressures

The 1994 Cairo, Egypt, conference was organized ________.

to urge governments to better address social issues such as poverty and disease as potential sources of population problems

The Matlab project in Bangladesh was successful in reducing TFR because ________.

local women participated in an extensive outreach program about family planning

The annual global growth rate of the human population peaked in the ________ and has been declining ever since.


The human population is approximately ________.

7 billion (7,000,000,000)

The most accurate terms describing the trend over the past 50 years for human use of natural resources are ________.

increasing and unsustainable

The richest one-fifth of the world's population possess approximately ________ times the income of the poorest one-fifth, and the richest one-fifth use over 86% of the world's resources.


The world population growth rate is currently close to ________%.


Looking at the figure, you are able to determine ________.

that the population in the part (b) is growing rapidly

The population in part (a) suggests that its Total Fertility Rate (TFR) is ________.

less than replacement rate

What is the population in part (b) likely to experience soon?

resource depletion and decreased quality of life

What is the population in part (a) likely to experience soon?

more senior citizens

Which of the following factors drives TFR down?

social and economic security

________ is the world's most populous nation, home to ________ of the people living on Earth.

China; one-fifth

What percentage of the next 1 billion people added to the worldwide population will be in the developing (nonindustrialized) world?


Wealth and access to resources are unevenly distributed across countries. Which statement about the imbalance between the affluent and the poor in the world today is true?

The riches 20% of the world uses 86% of its resources.