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    Not all countries have moved through all four phases of the demographic transition. You are a consultant for a developing country that is not yet in phase IV of demographic transition.

    Define demographic transition.
    1. Describe the 4 phases of demographic transition, including if the population is stable, growing, or declining in each.

    2. According to demographers, what factors lead to a decline in the crude birth rates (CBR) and crude death rates (CDR) in the epidemiologic and fertility phases of the demographic transition?

    3. Briefly describe three living conditions and/or environmental impacts in developed countries that have reached phase IV, and contrast them with these conditions or impacts in developing countries that remain in earlier phases.

    4. Assuming that the demographic transition phase IV is a goal for developing countries, what two programs or initiatives would you suggest to assist them in progress toward this goal?

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    The Human Population:

    Not all countries have moved through all four phases of the demographic transition. You are a consultant for a developing country that is not yet in phase IV of demographic transition.

    Define demographic transition:

    A nation develops economically, by moving from a high population to a low population growth.

    Describe the 4 phases of demographic transition, including if the population is stable, growing, or declining in each:

    Stage 1
    This is the most primitive of the stages where there is a high fluctuating birth and death rate. There is no great population growth in this stage. Countries in stage one generally have a low standard of living. There is little education, limited medical assistance and virtually no family planning. The population is directly related to food supply, strong genes and even religious belief. Large families are usually justified as a means to help the family provide food for survival.

    Stage 2
    This stage represents high ...

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