Population Geography

A. Geographical analysis of population

  • Density, distribution, and scale
  • Implications of various densities and distributions
  • Patterns of composition: age, sex, race, and ethnicity
  • Population and natural hazards: past, present, and future

B. Population growth and decline over time and space

  • Historical trends and projections for the future
  • Theories of population growth, including the Demographic Transition Model
  • Patterns of fertility, mortality, and health
  • Regional variations of demographic transitions
  • Effects of population policies

C. Population movement (Migration)

  • Migration selectivity
  • Major voluntary and involuntary migrations at different scales
  • Theories of migration, including push & pull factors, human capital, & life course
  • International migration and refugees (immigration)
  • Socioeconomic consequences of migration

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