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Population and Resources

Subjects / Geography / Population, Resources and Tourism

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Demography is the name given to the study of human population, but it is important to remember that population numbers, distributions, structures and movements are continually changing. This has implications on future policies and planning. This title focuses on where these people live and how they are distributed, before going on to look at how the population is made up. It will then look at the causes and effects of migration and why some people are forced into leaving their own home. The Ganges Delta case study will be used as an example of a monsoon climate and the devastating effects this can have on an area, consequently leading to migration. And finally, the link will be made between population and resources - can we sustain current growth rates?

Author: Sharon Richardson Publisher: GCSEPod®
Narrator: Stuart Blackburn ISBN: 978-1-84906-055-4
Video ISBN: 978-1-84906-555-9

Chapters

  1. Population Distribution and Density
  2. Population Structure
  3. Demographic Transition
  4. Migration - Causes and Consequences
  5. Ganges Delta Case Study - Calcutta
  6. Population and Resources
  7. Future Trends

Exam Board Relevance

  • Edxcel
  • AQA
  • CEA
  • IGCSE (EdExcel)
  • OCR
  • SQA
  • WJEC
  • IGCSE (CiE)

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Curriculum and Exam Board Information

Key Issues

Titles

Chapters

  • A case study of international migration such as Mexicans to USA
  • age/sex differences
  • ageing of population in MEDC
  • An evaluation of Malthusian theory
  • analysis of the causes of one major population migration
  • Attempts to improve conditions in squatter settlements, including self-help schemes and schemes managed by the authorities
  • birth control in China and China's one child policy
  • calculating the dependency ratio
  • case study of strategies to influence population change
  • Causes and consequences of global warming
  • causes of overpopulation
  • challenges and opportunities of multicultural societies
  • Change in population numbers over the past 2000 years
  • Changes related to pressures on migration to find employment
  • China's one child policy
  • Compare strategies to provide for population change in contrasting countries
  • Concept of demographic change.
  • costs and benefits of sustainable strategies
  • Dependency ratios
  • Dependent population
  • Description and explanation of the processes leading up to the development of the monsoon
  • Description of the tropical monsoon climate
  • desertification
  • differences between LEDC and MEDC including dependency
  • differences between LEDCs and MEDCs
  • Differences in age structure
  • Differences in growth rates between LEDCs and MEDCs
  • Differences in occupational structure
  • differences in the development of countries due to government attitudes
  • differences in the development of countries due to standard of living
  • Economic factors affecting population distribution
  • economic factors affecting population distribution such as accessibility
  • economic factors affecting population distribution such as jobs
  • economic influences on birth rates
  • economic influences on death rates
  • effects of resource depletion in OPEC, UK and Brazil
  • evaluation of one scheme in terms of benefits to environment and sustainable development
  • evaluation of one scheme in terms of problems to environment and sustainable development
  • Factors affecting birth rates and their impact on population totals in a LEDC
  • Factors affecting birth rates and their impact on population totals in a MEDC
  • Factors affecting birth rates in Bangladesh
  • Factors affecting birth rates in India
  • Factors affecting death rates and their impact on population totals in a LEDC
  • Factors affecting death rates and their impact on population totals in a MEDC
  • Factors affecting death rates in Bangladesh
  • Factors affecting death rates in India
  • Factors affecting the distribution of population in a LEDC
  • Factors affecting the distribution of population in a MEDC
  • family planning and education
  • global patterns of development
  • growth rates vary from rapid increase through static to actual declines in some areas
  • Hong Kong boat people
  • identification of indicators of development
  • Impact of ageing population on provision of employment
  • Impact of ageing population on provision of social services
  • impact of overpopulation
  • Impact of youthful population on provision of social services
  • Impact of youthful population provision of employment
  • Implications of population change in an MEDC and an LEDC
  • Implications of the proportion of population in young, adult and elderly group
  • importance of values and attitudes to population change
  • information collected in a census
  • international migrants such as Algerians in France
  • Interpretation of world population distribution
  • investigate the impact of energy exploitation
  • Kosovans to the UK
  • LEDC project producing electricity, e.g. solar energy in Tanzania
  • LEDC project to use traditional sources more effectively, e.g. biogas digesters in India
  • locate at least two areas of high density from global map and give reasons
  • locate at least two areas of low density from global map and give reasons
  • Look at a range of sustainable development strategies
  • Look at the effects of resource depletion in contrasting countries
  • Medical influences on birth rates
  • Medical influences on death rates
  • Migrants to the EU
  • Migration in a LEDC: causes and effects
  • need for balance between the population and energy resource of oil
  • NGOs involved in population issues might be Population Concern, Oxfam, Save the Children and Age Concern
  • oil exploration in Nigeria
  • overview of differences between patterns in LEDCs and MEDCs.
  • Palastinian refugees
  • Physical factors affecting population distribution
  • physical factors affecting population distribution such as climate
  • physical factors affecting population distribution such as natural resources
  • physical factors affecting population distribution such as relief
  • political factors such as role of government in family planning programmes
  • political influences on birth rates
  • political influences on death rates
  • Population changes in China
  • Population changes in India
  • Population changes in Italy
  • Population changes in the UK
  • Population pyramids as a way of representing age and sex balance
  • Population pyramids as a way of representing changing population characteristics
  • Population structure of a LEDC and its change over time
  • Population structure of a MEDC and its change over time
  • positive and negative impacts of international migration
  • predicted change in population numbers
  • predicted future growth of world's population
  • rapid population growth leading to environmental degradation
  • reasons for changes in births
  • reasons for changes in deaths
  • reasons for differences between LEDC and MEDC
  • reasons for the rapidly growing consumption in LEDCs
  • reasons for the very high rate of resource consumption in MEDCs
  • reference to an area of high density and an area of low density population
  • refugee camps
  • role of Aid agencies in promoting sustainable development
  • role of Aid agencies in reducing global inequalities
  • role of birth rates in population change
  • Rural-urban migration in Mexico
  • signs of in/out migration
  • small-scale renewable project in an LEDC
  • Social factors affecting population distribution
  • social influences on birth rates
  • social influences on death rates
  • study issues of birth control policies such as China, female infanticide
  • study LEDC such as Mexico
  • study MEDC such as France
  • study of population change and structure in a LEDC
  • study of population change and structure in a MEDC
  • sustainable approaches to energy use
  • the benefits of reduced deforestation
  • The cause and consequences of tropical storms and floods, and attempts to reduce the damage they cause
  • The characteristics of non-renewable resources
  • The characteristics of population pyramids
  • The characteristics of renewable resources
  • The characteristics of the four stages of demographic transition model
  • the concept of interdependence in relation to oil supply and demand
  • the conflicting nature of the evidence for and against global warming
  • The contribution of birth rate and death rate to population change
  • The contribution of LEDCs to World population growth
  • The contribution of MEDCs to World population growth
  • the creation of a consumer society fuelled by materialism
  • The development of squatter settlements and the informal sector of the economy as a consequence of rapid urbanisation in Bangladesh
  • The development of squatter settlements and the informal sector of the economy as a consequence of rapid urbanisation in Brazil
  • The development of squatter settlements and the informal sector of the economy as a consequence of rapid urbanisation in India
  • The distribution of population at a global scale
  • The effect of emigration and immigration on population numbers
  • The exponential growth of the world's population over the past 2000 years
  • The formation of the Ganges Delta
  • The growth in population at a global scale
  • The impact of emigration on a country's total population and structure
  • The impact of immigration on a country's total population and structure
  • The impact of international migration on a country's total population and structure
  • the implications of family planning and education on population change
  • the importance of coalfired power stations in Germany or the UK
  • the influence of population change on dependency ratios
  • The issues of conservation with reference to renewable and non-renewable resources
  • The issues of exploitation with reference to renewable and non-renewable resources
  • The issues of sustainability with reference to renewable and non-renewable resources
  • The location of the Ganges Delta
  • The Malthusian link between population growth and resources
  • The negative impacts of sustainable energy at a variety of scales, from local to global
  • The physical features of the Ganges Delta
  • The positive impacts of sustainable energy at a variety of scales, from local to global
  • the problem of global warming
  • the problem of pollution
  • The push / pull model of urbanisation as seen in either Brazil or India or Bangladesh
  • the redirection of resources into care homes and facilities for the aged in various EU countries
  • The role of death rates in population change
  • the role of migration on a national and regional scale
  • The roles of governments, individuals and NGOs on population change
  • the search for alternative energy sources backed by International and European directives on pollution controls
  • the search for alternative energy sources backed by International and European directives on the use of renewable energy sources
  • the significance and effects of differing values and attitudes in relation to births
  • the significance and effects of differing values and attitudes in relation to international migrants
  • the significance and effects of differing values and attitudes in relation to oil exploration in LEDCs
  • The use of population pyramids to show details of structure
  • The work of the UN and Greenpeace
  • The world pattern of urbanisation
  • Thermal energy production at a national scale in an MEDC
  • Thermal energy production at a small scale renewable project in an LEDC
  • thermal energy sources in an MEDC
  • transmigration policy in Indonesia
  • urbanisation
  • use census material to construct age - sex pyramid for local area
  • use census material to construct age - sex pyramid for town
  • use ICT to represent data on consumption
  • use tracing and overlays to see connection between factors and population density and distribution
  • why birth rates differ between countries in different states of development
  • why death rates differ between countries in different states of development
  • youth dependency in LEDC

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