NSCI362 UMUC Population Pyramid Environmental Change & Sustainability

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Population pyramids show the age structure of the population of a country or region. Different growth patterns caused by varying cultural values, war events or both help shape the pyramid. You will obtain the data (population pyramids) from https://www.census.gov/data-tools/demo/idb/informa... for three different countries. Once you're at the site, you will need to locate the three countries of Ethiopia, Indonesia and UK:

  1. Click the drop-down menu under Select Report, and choose the last option "Population Pyramid Graph"
  2. Under the Select one or More Countries area, hold down your control button and choose Ethiopia, Indonesia and the United Kingdom
  3. Leave all other selections as entered and click the Submit button at the bottom

Analyze the data: Each of the three countries will produce a population pattern that may be recognized as rapid growth, stable growth or growth decline. After you obtain the pyramids following the directions above, copy and paste them into your assignment and then identify which of the three patterns each country demonstrates.

Write a supporting essay: Please write a brief essay comparing the three pyramids. Consider historical events, the present global population structure and the influence, if any, of the past and the present on future population growth. Compare and contrast these pyramids. Which country will have the greatest population increase? Why? What problems might these countries be facing? You may use additional information from library sources or the Internet. Please cite any outside sources used to prepare your essay and provide a "References Cited" section at the end of your assignment.

Format: Your paper should be 3-5 pages long (excluding figures and references), double-spaced, 1-inch margins all around, and 12-pt font (Times New Roman or similar).

See attached grading rubric.

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Grading Rubric: Exercise 1 - Population Pyramids Criteria Level 4 Level 3 Level 2 Identified 1 population pyramid correctly. Identified 2 Identified 3 population pyramids population pyramids correctly. correctly. Major problems with language & Criterion 1 Minor problems with organization, and/or AND Identification of language & pyramids organization, and/or Minor mistakes, Full credit: 21 pts Clearly written, and/or without mistakes. Minor mistakes 17-21 points Comparison of population pyramids clearly stated and well supported. Criterion 2 Essay comparing Clearly pyramids Full credit: 30 pts written, without mistakes 25-30 points 10-16 points Comparison of population pyramids partially stated and not fully supported. No pyramids identified, or all incorrect. 0 points Mostly direct quotes. 1-9 points Comparison of population pyramids No comparisons is attempted, but is incorrect. Major mistakes in explanation, and/or A few mistakes, minor problems with Major problems with language & language & organization organization 0 points 16-24 points Criterion 3 Which country will have the greatest pop. increase? What problems might they be facing? Full credit: 25 pts Level 1 Partially answered Answered both questions in a logical both questions. Not manner. fully explained. 1-15 points Answered one question. Clearly written, without mistakes Major problems with Minor problems with language & language & organization organization 18-25 points 10-17 points 1-9 points Section skipped. 0 points All references listed at the end Missing one reference, and/or Missing several references, and/or Minor problems with In-text references are Major problems with Criterion 4 APA format, and/or included APA format, and/or References Full credit: 14 pts Missing in-text Correct APA format No in-text references references 13-14 points Criterion 5 Format, Length, Grammar & Spelling Full credit: 10 pts Overall Score 8-12 points No references cited 0 points 1-7 points 1-4 minor spelling/grammatical errors, paper is 3-5 pages in length (excluding figures), paper is doublespaced 5-8 spelling/grammatical errors, paper is not 35 pages in length (excluding figures), paper is not doublespaced 9-14 spelling/grammatical errors, paper is not 35 pages in length (excluding figures), paper is not doublespaced 15 + spelling/ grammatical errors, paper is not 3-5 pages in length (excluding figures), paper is not doublespaced 8-10 points 5-7 points 1-4 points 0 points Level 4 (A) 90 or more Level 3 (B) 80 or more Level 2 (C) 70 or more Level 1 (D or F) 0 or more ...
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Thomas574
School: Duke University

Hello, I'm done, all areas are well detailed as per the rubric, the outline shows the key areas addressed in the paper.

Running head: POPULATION PYRAMID

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Population Pyramid on Environmental Change and Sustainability Course
Institution
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POPULATION PYRAMID

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Analysis for the Ethiopia Pyramid
Referring to the pyramid graph above, it’s clear that Ethiopia has growth decline. For a
country to achieve a growth decline, the population at birth rate should higher compared to the
youths and the aging population. Considering the graph above, Ethiopia has more birth rates
compared to death rates and the aging population. Female and male children at ages of between 0
to 4 years are currently at between 8 to 10 million. Though the birth rates are high, the aging
population for both males and females are decreasing constantly from the age of 80 to 84 years.
The population of youths, between 20 to 24 and 50 to 54 is decreasing constantly. Youth age is of
great impact to national development (Healey, 2000).
A decrease in the youth’s population implies that Ethiopia is less developed. Therefore,
though Ethiopia has a higher birth rates, it is characterized by high death rates. Death rates among

POPULATION PYRAMID

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youths has been contributed due to factors such as wars and poor medical standards. Therefore,
the government of Ethiopia needs to introduce effective measures towards the declining population
growth. Among these measures are, contr...

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