Demographic Transformation Model And The Demographic Transition Model

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The Demographic Transition Model is a simplification for the conventional process of shifts in population growth in our world’s countries. The Demographic Transition Model, also known as DTM, is derived from Great Britain’s model of their demographic cycle between the 1750s and the 1900s. It consists of five different stages, with the phases being low growth, increasing growth, population explosion, decreasing growth, and declining population. These phases are defined by a triple line graph of the crude birth rate, crude death rate, and the total population per one thousand people. The DTM applies to almost every country, but the different stages of the model the countries fit in varies. There are no countries remaining in Stage 1 anymore. Though, some are making it into Stage 5, and the addition of a Stage 6 is being considered. The purpose of this report is to analyze five varying countries’ populations from over the years and compare their process to the Demographic Transition Model. By comparing each country with the model and using their population pyramid graphs, the goal is to discover how precisely and where the countries fit.

The focus of the procedure of this report is population pyramids. A population pyramid is a graph that illustrates the composition of that population by age and gender. It can provide insight on the political and social aspects of a society, as well as their economy. On the left side, typically, the population is displayed in horizontal…
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