ERIC Number: ED258804
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-May
Reference Count: 0
World Population: Toward the Next Century. Revised Edition.
Murphy, Elaine M.
This document consists of answers to questions on various aspects of world population. They are: What is the population of the world? How fast is the population of the world growing? When will the population of the world stop growing? Is the term "population explosion" accurate? Why did this sudden growth occur? Did people have more babies than ever before? What is the impact of rapid population growth? Wasn't the current famine in Africa caused by rapid population growth? Why does it take so long to slow or stop population growth, even after birth rates go down? Which policies are most effective in reducing population growth? What is happening in China, India, Mexico, and other places with rapid population growth? What about developed countries? Given this rather complex picture, what conclusion can be drawn about world population growth? Also included is a 1985 world population data sheet (with lists of countries by continent), a glossary of population and development terms, two worksheets, and suggestions for further reading. (JN)
Descriptors: Developed Nations, Developing Nations, Elementary Secondary Education, Environmental Education, Global Approach, Interdisciplinary Approach, Learning Activities, Population Education, Population Trends, World Problems
Population Reference Bureau, 2213 M St., NW, Washington, DC 20037.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Students; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Population Reference Bureau, Inc., Washington, DC.
Note: For first edition see ED 210 182.