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    STAGE FOUR is characterized by stability. Describe living conditions and environmental impacts in developed countries that have reached Phase IV in contrast to these conditions or impacts in developing countries that remain in earlier phases.

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    Each nation's impact on the environment is a factor of population, affluence and technology. In the fourth phase of demographic transition both affluence and technology increase dramatically. This causes the per capita environmental impact to skyrocket. However, the nation's total impact on the environment may be less because of its smaller population. In addition the population of the developed ...

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    Demographic transition and each stage's effects on the environment is described in the solution.