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World In the Balance: The People Paradox

An outstanding episode of Nova that explores the demographic differences between the countries of India, Japan, the United States, and the sub-saharan region of Africa. Data and a blank population pyramid is shown for each country, providing a real context for many of the concepts covered in this chapter. This documentary also discusses the demographic transition model, and identifies the stage each country is in.

Essential concepts:Demographics, birth rate, death rate, fertility rate, developing countries, developed countries, pronatalist factors, antinatalist factors, demographic transition model.

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