Characteristics of Developed and Developing Countries

The population profiles for developed and developing countries are fundamentally different. What are the differences?

Define the epidemiological transition and the fertility transition and relate them to the four phases of the demographic transition.

Different regions of the world are in different phases of the demographic transition. What are the consequences of remaining at earlier transition phases?

List four natural resources that are needed for survival. Next, list five things that might happen if the number of people in a family, village, country is increased but the quantity of resources remains constant.

Thank you!

Solution Summary

This solution identifies the differences between the population profiles for developed and developing countries. It also defines the epidemiological and the fertility transitions and relates them to the four phases of the demographic transition. Since different regions of the world are in different phases of the demographic transition, this solution also describes the consequences of remaining at earlier transition phases. It then lists four natural resources that are needed for survival as well as five things that might happen if the number of people in a family, village, country is increased but the quantity of resources remains constant. Supplemented with one informative article on the transition phases.