Unit 1: Changing population revision

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Required case studies

  • One case study of a contemporary megacity experiencing rapid growth
  • One case study of a country benefiting from a demographic dividend
    • geographyalltheway.com > Kenya
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Required detailed examples

  • Two detailed and contrasting examples of uneven population distribution
  • Detailed examples of two or more contrasting countries [Population change and demographic transition over time]
  • Detailed examples of two or more forced movements, to include environmental and political push factors, and consequences for people and places

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1.1 Population and economic development patterns

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Rostow Model

IB Geography: Development: Rostow Model from Richard Allaway
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1.2 Changing populations and places

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The Demographic Transition Model

In which stage of the Demographic Transition Model would you put the following statements:

  • Politicians worry more about the ’oldies’ vote.
  • A worldwide immunization programme eradicates a disease responsible for the death of millions.
  • Governments introduce tax incentives for families who have more than two children.
  • The immigration of skilled workers and their families is encouraged.

There is an excellent 'Living Graph' exercise about the Demographic Transition Model in Thinking Through Geography.

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1.3 Challenges and opportunities

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