- What is a ‘youthful population’?
- Define ‘fertility rate’?
The Guardian - High birthrate threatens to trap Africa in cycle of poverty [1 September 2006]
- Read the news article above.
- In which continent is Uganda? [1 mark]
- What will the population of Uganda do by 2025? [1 mark]
- How many children does a typical Ugandan women give birth to? [1 mark]
- What percentage of Uganda’s population is under 15? [1 mark]
- In terms of demography, why is such a youthful population a worry for the future? [4 mark]
- What is the global average fertility rate? [1 mark]
- What is the correlation between high fertility levels and poverty? [4 mark]
- What will Uganda’s growing population need? [4 mark]
- How could a high fertility rate cause conflict? [2 mark]
- What can help a country like Uganda reduce its fertility rate? [3 mark]
- Why does the Ugandan government not see the population explosion as a problem? [3 mark]
- What is the contraception situation in Uganda? [5 mark]
Use populationpyramid.net to find population pyramids for countries with youthful populations.