Biology: The Unity and Diversity o...

15th Edition
Cecie Starr + 3 others
ISBN: 9781337408332



Biology: The Unity and Diversity o...

15th Edition
Cecie Starr + 3 others
ISBN: 9781337408332
Textbook Problem

Compared to the less developed countries, the highly developed ones have a higher _____.

  1. a. death rate
  2. b. birth rate
  3. c. total fertility rate
  4. d. resource consumption rate

Summary Introduction

Introduction: Human population is the total number of living population in a given area. Developed countries are economically established and have an advanced technical infrastructure. Developing countries are economically not established and have growing infrastructures.


Reason for the correct statement:

Resource consumption rate is the rate at which the resources are used, which in turn increases the economic development. Consumption of renewable and non-renewable resources increases the resource intensity and efficiency.

Option d. is given as “resource consumption rate”. Over consumption of resources is due to increase in industrialization and global markets.

Hence, the correct answer is option d.

Reasons for incorrect statements:

Option a. is given as “death rate”. Death rate defines the mortality rate of the population. Severe poverty is the root cause of the high mortality rate in developing nations.

Hence, option a. is an incorrect answer...

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