SCI201 M2A2 – Demographic transitions

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Assignment 2: Demographic Transitions

 

Demographic transition is the process in which a nation transitions from being a less industrialized society, with high birth and death rates, to an industrialized nation, with lower birth and death rates. Many countries have already been through this transition including the United States, England, and Canada.

 

The demographic transition to an industrialized society is detrimental for the environment because industrialized societies tend to use up nonrenewable resources and give off pollution. Industrialized nations have the largest ecological and carbon footprint relative to developing or nonindustrialized countries. Fortunately, there are some benefits to the process of demographic transition, including lower birth and death rates. Essentially, people in industrialized countries have fewer children and this in turn helps control the overall population size.

 

Demographic transition involves the following five stages:

 

Stage 1

High birth rate, high death rate, low population size

Stage 2

High birth rate, decreasing death rate, increasing population size

Stage 3

Decreasing birth rate, decreasing death rate, increasing population size

Stage 4

Low birth rate, low death rate, high population size

Stage 5

Low birth rate, low death rate, population size decreasing

 

It should be noted that stage 5 is controversial, and it is sometimes not considered to be a stage. This is partially because so few countries are at this stage.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The following graph depicts the various stages of demographic transition:

 

 

 

 

 

Using the stages listed above, create a demographic and environmental timeline for one industrialized country, excluding the United States. The following are a few suggested industrialized nations:

 

  • Canada
  • England
  • Germany
  • Russia
  • Italy

 

You can download the Demographic and Environmental Timeline—United States of America to review an example of such a timeline.

 

Include the following points in your timeline in order to examine the advantages and drawbacks of demographic transition in your selected country:

 

  • Major historical changes that caused the shift from one stage to another (if available).
  • Changing population size through time (increasing or decreasing).
  • Increase or decrease of birth and death rates through time—particularly when considering the process of industrialization.
  • Environmental impact of this transition.
  • Dates (if available), series of events, and scholarly references for these items.

 

Support your timeline with appropriate examples and a minimum of three credible resources.

 

Present your timeline in a media that best displays the information you researched. This can be in Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, or Microsoft PowerPoint. Apply APA standards to citation of sources. Use the following file naming convention: LastnameFirstInitial_M2_A2.doc, LastnameFirstInitial_M2_A2.xls, or LastnameFirstInitial_M2_A2.ppt.

 

By Wednesday, February 24, 2016, deliver your assignment to the M2: Assignment 2 Dropbox.

 

Assignment 2 Grading Criteria

Maximum Points

Created a detailed, demographic and environmental timeline for a selected industrialized country, focusing on the shift from one stage to the next and the environmental consequences that were an outcome of this change.

60

Supported statements with appropriate examples and at least three credible sources.

20

Wrote in a clear, concise, and organized manner; demonstrated ethical scholarship in accurate representation and attribution of sources; displayed accurate spelling, grammar, and punctuation.

20

Total:

100

 

 

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