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After reading Chapter Fourteen the student should be able to:
# Explain the reasons for the changes in the world's population growth commencing in the 18th century.
# Discuss the Malthus theorem and identify key issues in the debate between New Malthusians and Anti-Malthusians regarding the specter of overpopulation.
# Compare and contrast the principle element of the Malthus theory (exponential growth) to the principle elements of demographic transition.
# Explain why there is starvation around the world.
# Explain why people in the Least Industrialized Nations have so many children and note the implications of different rates of population growth.
# Outline the key demographic variables used in estimating population growth.
# Apply the basic demographic equation to world population growth.
# Discuss urbanization and how and why cities developed.
# Identify the characteristics of metropolises, megalopolises, megacities, and metropolitan statistical areas. .
# Discuss urbanization in the U.S. including population shifts since the dominance of the agricultural society.
# Compare and contrast the three models of urban growth.
# Explain why some people living in large urban areas feel a sense of alienation while others find community.
# Describe the five different types of people who live in the city as identified by sociologist Herbert Gans.
# Describe ways in which city people create a sense of intimacy for themselves in large urban areas.
# Explain why the norm of noninvolvement and the diffusion of responsibility which help urban dwellers get through everyday city life may be dysfunctional in some situations.
# Discuss the major changes facing U.S. cities regarding suburbanization, disinvestment, and deindustrialization.
# Identify "push" and "pull" factors behind the rural rebound.
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