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Environmental Health

Chapter 1 - World Population


  1. Historical Aspects of Population Growth
    1. Population Growth

LDC => less developed country

    1. Hunter-Gatherer
    1. Agriculture and Population Growth
    1. Urban Dweller
    1. Carrying Capacity

UN => 8 billion

Scientific Community => 11-16 billion

    1. Doubling Time

MDCís => Stovepipe graph of population growth

  1. Contributions to the Population Explosion
    1. MDCís & LDCís
    1. Demographic Transition
    1. Pre-industrial phase
    1. Early Industrial Phase
    1. Late industrial Phase
    1. Post-industrial Phase
    1. Effects of Overpopulation
  1. Limiting Population Expansion
    1. Factors affecting Population Growth
    1. Prosperity of country (MDC or LDC)
    2. Catastrophic event (war or famine)
    3. Disease
    4. Demographic Transition
    5. Population growth as an asset
    1. Family Planning
    1. Decrease infant mortality
    2. Good pre- and post-natal care
    3. Improved sanitation
    4. Education of women
    1. Persuade target population
    2. Direction of religious leaders
    3. Developing countries