NUFS139 SJSU Influence Of Population Patterns For China And Japan

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1. A. What are the key issues (environmental, resource, social, and/or governmental) that are influencing the population patterns for China and Japan? B. Do you think a demographer in 1975 would have been able to make accurate predictions for 2018 for these countries? (8 points) 2. What environmental, resource, and public policies are influencing the population pyramid patterns for Kenya and the United States? (8 points) 3. Discuss the data in Table 3. Energy Use and Population (from the worksheet). The data presented in the table suggest that the problem of over-population involves more than a simple increase in the number of people. A. Besides population, what other factor must be considered when discussing resource use? (5 points) B. How can the factors and changes noted be expected to affect malnutrition and hunger? (4 points) Table 3. Energy Use and Populations 2016 Energy Use Population (BTUs x1015) (millions) US 98.7 323 China 134.1 1,373 India 29.1 1,266 Japan 20.9 126 Africa 23.8 1,218 Projections for 2040 Energy Use Population (BTUs x1015) (millions) 105.7 380 190.1 1,364 62.3 1,571 21.5 114 44 2,063
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The Key issues Environmental, Resource, Social and or Governmental that are Influencing the
Population Patterns for China and Japan

Japan and China are experiencing a decline in birth rates and death rates which has
contributed largely to their declining population. China and Japan have similar demographic
structures and are experiencing similar economic crisis due to the decline in population. Japan
population crisis is attributed to social factors which have influenced an increase in life
expectancy leading to an increase of the aging population. Japan in 1970’s experienced a
historical decline in birth rates which has declined further as compared to wealth countries such
as United States and Sweden. According to the demographer’s forecasts, Japan population is
expected to decline just over 100 million by 2050. United Nations forecasts that Japan populace
will decrease by a third from its present population by 2100 making it to be the quickest
contracting nation within the most populous nations in the World (Coulmas, 2007).
China’s population decline is attributed to government policies that were implemented to
slow down the population growth of one of the World’s most populous country. China’s
government began to promote population control in 1973 w...

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