Social Demography Assignment 2

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Assignment 2 ASOC 370: Social Demography

GOAL: To build demographic profiles of a less developed country and a more developed country.

ASSIGNMENT: Use the two countries from Assignment 1 (unless you were directed to choose new countries). Answer the questions below about the health and mortality, fertility, migration, and urbanization of each country. Make sure you cite where you got the information for each question (in-text citations) and include the full citation under references. Use ASA citation.

Note: You do not have to write in complete sentences. I will allow you to copy and paste any information from this assignment to your final paper.

More Developed Country

  1. How are mortality rates different by age groups? (3 points)
  2. What is the life expectancy of males? (2 points)
  3. What is the life expectancy of females? (2 points)
  4. What are the most common causes of death? (3 points)
  5. How has mortality rates changed over time? (3 points)
  6. What is the current total fertility rate? (3 points)
  7. Is the total fertility rate above or below replacement level? Explain how you know that. (3 points)
  8. What was the total fertility level in the past? Include a total fertility rate from a year at least 10 years ago. (3 points)
  9. Explain how fertility rates have changed. (3 points)
  10. What are the patterns of international migration (from or to other countries)? Where are people coming from or going to? (3 points)
  11. Why are people choosing to migrate? (3 points)
  12. What is the current net migration rate? (3 points)
  13. Which theory of migration seems to best to explain patterns of migration within, to, and/ or from these countries? Explain. (3 points)
  14. Which city has the largest population? (2 points)
  15. What is the population of the largest city? (2 points)
  16. Describe the changes in the urban and rural places at two points in time. (3 points)
  17. Is there evidence of the urban evolution that accompanies the urban transition (urban crowding, slums, suburbanization, residential segregation, gentrification)? Explain. (3 points)

Less Developed Country

  1. How are mortality rates different by age groups? (3 points)
  2. What is the life expectancy of males? (2 points)
  3. What is the life expectancy of females? (2 points)
  4. What are the most common causes of death? (3 points)
  5. How has mortality rates changed over time? (3 points)
  6. What is the current total fertility rate? (3 points)
  7. Is the total fertility rate above or below replacement level? Explain how you know that. (3 points)
  8. What was the total fertility level in the past? Include a total fertility rate from a year at least 10 years ago. (3 points)
  9. Explain how fertility rates have changed. (3 points)
  10. What are the patterns of international migration (from or to other countries)? Where are people coming from or going to? (3 points)
  11. Why are people choosing to migrate? (3 points)
  12. What is the current net migration rate? (3 points)
  13. Which theory of migration seems to best to explain patterns of migration within, to, and/ or from these countries? Explain. (3 points)
  14. Which city has the largest population? (2 points)
  15. What is the population of the largest city? (2 points)
  16. Describe the changes in the urban and rural places at two points in time. (3 points)
  17. Is there evidence of the urban evolution that accompanies the urban transition (urban crowding, slums, suburbanization, residential segregation, gentrification)? Explain. (3 points)

Note: In-text citations are worth 3 points.

References (3 points)

Last Updated on April 9, 2021