Human Demography Final Lab Report
Keywords- human demography, environmental issues, economic issues, population, growth rate.
Introduction- In this lab we examined data collected on 230 countries. We examined the human population characteristics and determine if environmental and economic issues impact human population. We collected data from the fields of demography, economy, education, health, geography, and energy. We searched for data that directly correlated with another set of data in a different field. For example; if school life expectancy is low that may directly reflect the rate of individuals under the poverty line. We must first find the correlations in data so therefore we can determine what factors are causing poor numbers in statistics like infant mortality and life expectancy. As a world we want to find a way to distribute our doctors, food supply, energy, and land so that we can live a sustainable life. In this lab we attempt find certain tendencies between nations and regions.
I want to figure out things like is population growth rate related to GDP? Is infant mortality correlated to percent below poverty line? I hope to find the answers within the data collected. My hypothesis is that we will see developed nations dominate in the categories that show high income and individuals living longer, more healthy lives. I also expect that these developed nations will have high consumption levels. This is not good because we need to find a way to share our wealth and stop the diminishing of our fossil fuels. If the world does not change how we use and distribute our resources we will see poor nations suffer while developed nations thrive. Ninety-five percent of the world’s wealth is owned by only ten percent of the world. This is a problem because it means we live in a world where only the rich get richer and the poor struggle to survive. It is expected that ninety-eight percent of the world’s births in the next...