The global human population has increased significantly in recent years. The population is increasing more in some countries than others, and is decreasing in some countries. A range of factors influence population dynamics in different nations.
The carrying capacity of our planet for humans is unknown; it is argued by some that we have exceeded our capacity and the numbers will eventually “die back”, while an alternative viewpoint is that advancements in technology will continue to raise our capacity, allowing the population to continue to grow.
|1||Demographic tools for quantifying population dynamics|
|2||Global population: Malthus and Boserup|
|3||Demographic transition model and age/sex pyramids|
|4||Factors affecting population dynamics|
- Use secondary data and construct a model (using spreadsheet software) to predict the future demographics of one or more nations.
“Discuss the impacts that culture, history, religion and politics have on human population dynamics.” [9 marks]
The essay should marked using the Paper 2, Section B essay markbands.