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Population, Settlement, & Demography Project

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GEOG 1001: Human Geography – Spring 2013 Population, Settlement, & Demography Project (PS&D) (12.5% of Semester Grade) The PS&D Project is an examination of the connections between population, health, and the economy. Students will conduct research on two countries from the Group lists below. Students will conduct research on their selected countries, create several profile graphs and diagrams for each country, and write a comparative analysis report. You must select ONE country from Group A and ONE country from Group B

Group A
Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Japan, United Kingdom, United States

Group B
Argentina, Brazil, China, Colombia, India, Indonesia, Mexico, Nigeria, Thailand, Venezuela

Part 1 of the assignment will be to create a demographic table and profile for each country. The first table (“Table 1”) should include the following for each country for the years 2007 and 2012: the Total Population of the country, the Rate of Natural Increase (RNI), the Fertility Rate, the Infant Mortality Rate, and the GNI PPP per capita. The above information should come from the Population Reference Bureau (PRB) World Population Data Sheet (download a free PDF of the 2007 (data sheet archives) and the 2012 population data sheet at www.prb.org). Next, students will create a second table (“Table 2”) the Percent Urban (from the PRB World Population Data Sheet for 2007 and 2012), and total population for the three largest cities in each country for 1990, 2013, and 2025. Use the following Web address/link to garner the city population data. UN Urban Agglomerations: http://esa.un.org/unup/unup/index_panel2.html Next, students must create 3 population pyramids for each country (6 total) for the years 1990, 2013, & 2025: Population Pyramid calculator: http://www.census.gov/population/international/data/idb/informationGateway.php General Census: http://www.census.gov/ipc/www/idbpyr.html

Part 2 (3-4 pages of text)
Student will research, compare and contrast,...

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