AP HUGE Chapter Two Vocabulary

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  1. Agricultural Density
    The ratio of the number of farmers to the total amount of land suitable for agriculture.
  2. Agricultural Revolution
    The time when human beings first domesticated plants and animals and no longer relied entirely on hunting and gathering.
  3. Arithmetic Density
    The total number of people divided by the total land area.
  4. Census
    A complete enumeration of a population.
  5. Crude Birth Rate
    The total number of live briths in a year for every 1,000 people alive in the society.
  6. Crude Death Rate
    The total number of deaths in a year for every 1,000 people alive in the society.
  7. Demographic Transition
    The process of change in a society's population from a condition of high crude birth and death rates and low rate of natural increase to a condition of low crude birth and death rates, low rate of natural increase, and a higher total population.
  8. Demography
    The scientific study of population characteristics.
  9. Dependency Ratio
    The number of people under the age of fifteen and over age sixty-four compared to the number of people active in the labor force.
  10. Doubling Time
    The number of years needed to double a population, assuming a constant rate of natural increase.
  11. Ecumene
    The portion of Earth's surface occupied by permanent human settlement.
  12. Epidemiologic Transition
    Distinctive causes of death in each stage of the demographic transition.
  13. Epidemiology
    Branch of medical science concerned with the incidence, distribution, and control of diseases that are prevalent among a population at a special time and are produced by some special causes not generally present in the affected locality.
  14. Industrial Revolution
    A series of improvements in industrial technology that transformed the process of manufacturing goods.
  15. Infant Mortality Rate
    The total number of deaths in a year among infants under one year old for every 1,000 live births in a society.
  16. Life Expectancy
    The average number of years and individual can be expected to live, given current social, economic, and medical conditions. Life expectancy at birth is the average number of years a newborn infant can expect to live.
  17. Medical Revolution
    Medical technology invented in Europe and North America that is diffused to the poorer countries of Latin America, Asia, and Africa. Improved medical practices have eliminated many of the traditional causes of death in poorer countries and enabled more people to live longer and healthier lives.
  18. Natural Increase Rate
    The percentage growth of a population in a year, computed as the crude birth rate minus the crude death rate.
  19. Overpopulation
    The number of people in an area exceeds the capacity of the environment to support life at a decent standard of living.
  20. Pandemic
    Disease that occurs over a wide geographic area and affects a very high proportion of the population.
  21. Physiological Density
    The number of people per unit of area of arable land.
  22. Population Pyramid
    A bar graph representing the distribution of population by age and sex.
  23. Sex Ratio
    The number of males per 100 females in the population.
  24. Total Fertility Rate
    The average number of children a woman will have throughout her childbearing years.
  25. Zero Population Growth
    A decline of the total fertility rate to the point where the natural increase rate equals zero.

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