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Population and migration

Population is defined as the inhabitants of a particular place. It is an interesting topic in geography due to its dynamic nature across time and the human and physical factors which can have dramatic effects. When looking at population we can split the subject into global population and also look at it on a smaller scale.

At the beginning of the 20th century the industrial revolution sparked the beginning of mass urbanisation whereby people started moving into cities from rural settlements. At this time around 20% of the global population lived in cities – now, over half do and this rapidly increasing!

On a local scale population pyramids give us an idea of the demographic make-up of a particular country - whether it is Japan’s ageing population or India’s rapidly increasing birth rate - giving us scope to analyse certain factors which may have had an impact.

Essays on population and migration

As the world population booms, what are the key challenges and issues that will be faced? Using our case studies and analysis, learn more about population and migration and gain tips and ideas for your own work.

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Case Study: Gambias Youthful Population. What are the positive and negative impacts?

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Case Study: Gambia's Youthful Population Gambia is located in West Africa as shown by the map below. It is a small country of only 11,000km². Why is Gambia's population...

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Population Essay. Does mother earth have the capacity to sustain continued population growth

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Population Growth Essay 'Does mother earth have the capacity to sustain continued population growth' That is the question I am going to answer in the...

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How Do Human and Natural Factors Affect the Global Population Distribution?

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Population Distribution-Essay 'How do human and natural factors affect the global population distribution?' There are many factors that can...

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Factors affecting rates of population change across the world.

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Alex Calloway Factors affecting rates of population change across the world Throughout the world today, ones can see huge differences in...

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Outline the theories Malthus and Boserup on impacts of population growth.

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Outline the theories Malthus and Boserup on impacts of population growth Thomas Robert Malthus and Ester Boserup had individual theories...

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Population Essay. Does mother earth have the capacity to sustain continued population growth

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'Does mother earth have the capacity to sustain continued population growth' That is the question I am going to...