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Please read the chapter on Population in your textbook and then watch at least three of the following short films from the W.H. Freeman and/or PBS Frontline World site (available at http://www.pbs.org/frontlineworld/). I would then like you to address one or more of the following questions/topics:
1) What can you often assume about the socio-economic circumstances and the well-being of the population in a country (and the economic prospects of the country) by looking at its population characteristics (e.g., growth rates, age composition, its population pyramid shape, etc.)? Please use some specific examples.
2) Why do some Less Developed Countries (such as many in Sub-Saharan Africa) and some More Developed Countries (such as Japan and parts of Europe) face the exact opposite challenges with regard to population growth? What types of unintended consequences can governmental policies (such as China’s “One-Child Policy”) seeking to deal with population challenges cause?
3) Look at the maps in your text on population growth rates, mortality rates, infant mortality rates, etc.. Are there patterns evident with regard to population growth rates, poverty, well-being, mortality? Are certain areas of the world “overpopulated” or are other processes at work here? What, if anything, should be done to deal with these issues?
You can use any 3 relevant films from the PBS Frontline World site at: http://www.pbs.org/frontlineworld/. Here are a few suggested films:
India: A New Life
- India: The Missing Girls
- India: A Pound of Flesh
Selling kidneys to survive
Tortillanomics: Food or Fuel?
- Haiti: Belo’s Song of Peace
- This Land is Ours: Who Should Own Namibia’s Farms?
Here are films from the W.H. Freeman site:
China's Predicament Over N. Korean Refugees
Girls Pay Price for India's Preference for Boys
Global Population Boom and 'Mega-cities' in LDCs
Honor Killings on Rise
Europe Unites, Migrant Workers Spread
World Population Concentrated in LDCs
Kidnapped in Colombia
Social Programs at Root of Chavez's Popularity
U.S. - Venezuela Energy Ties Endure
Bolivian Energy Policy Causes Concern