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Study Questions: Chapter 5

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1. How did China’s one child policy skew the sex structure of China’s population and why?

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2. What were some key problems with and criticisms of Malthus’ argument that “population growth will always create stress on the means of subsistence”?

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3. Are population projections accurate? Explain why or why not.

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4. Why is the spread of AIDS in various parts of the world being referred to as a “pandemic”?

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5. Why is fertility declining in the developed world?

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