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2. World Population (I). A demographic perspective


2.1. Quantitative aspects.

2.1.1. The growth of the world population in the last three centuries.

2.1.2.  The regional inequalities of the growth.

2.1.3.  Future projections.

2.2. Qualitative aspects.

2.3.  The reasons: the demographic transition theory.


Demography is the science that studies population, from both the static viewpoint (referring to stocks) and the dynamic one (fluxes). A stock is the group of people that resides at a specific moment, in a specific place, while the flux is the movement (natural or migratory) that modifies the volume and the composition of the stocks.

Since the aim of this module is to link the demographic growth consequences on the sustainable development from a global perspective, the planned analysis is based on two facets: firstly, the quantitative perspective (i.e., the measure of the population volume and growth) and secondly, the qualitative perspective, which analyses the intern composition (i.e., the structure of the world population).

In both cases, the proposed study includes the global and the state scale, with the analysis of the regional differences of the population volume and growth.

 

MODULE "WORLD POPULATION AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT". Author: Joan Alberich. joan.alberich@urv.cat.
DOW/URV Chair Sustainable Development.
desenvolupament.sostenible@urv.cat