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Characteristics of the Demographic Transition Model

1. Describe the demographic transition model and how it was developed by demographers.
2. Describe the 4 phases of demographic transition.
3. According to demographers, what factors lead to a decline of the CDR in phase two and the CBR in phase three of the demographic transition? ·
4. Briefly describe 3 living conditions in developed countries that have reached phase four, and contrast them with these same conditions in developing countries that remain in earlier phases.
5. Research and describe a program for developing countries that would help improve 1 of the 3 conditions that you compared.
6. Food security means that everyone has an adequate amount of nutritious food to lead healthy lives. Research and describe 1 s


For each phase, compare crude birth rates (CBR) to crude death rates (CDR), and state whether the population is stable, growing, or declining in each. ·

When comparing and contrasting, include details for each of the entities being compared and contrasted. For example, if comparing availability of clean water in a developed country, contrast availability of clean water in a developing country.

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1. The demographic transition model is that effectively demonstrates the gradual transition from high birth rates and high death rates among the population in a given country to low birth rates and low death rates in direct correlation with the countries continuing development towards becoming a industrialized economy. Demographers essentially developed this model carefully interpreting the history based demographic data that was compiled by the American demographer Warren Thompson, and utilizing graphs to plot a country's transition through the four stages of demographic transition.

2. Stage one is the stage in which a country is preindustrial, and the crude birthrates and crude death rates are essentially equal or 1:1, which leads to a stable population, and both death rates and birthrates are very high. Stage II is the stage in which the crude birthrates remain relatively high, and the crude death rates continue to increase very quickly and ...

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This solution describes the key characteristics of the demographic transition model, including it's 4 phases, development and living conditions described by each phase as well as ideas for how to improve them. 616 words.