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The Global Village

rachelfarrell@pdst.ie
According to Harter (2,000)
Shrinking the population of the world at
the end of the 20th C to 100 people
would look like the following.
100 people in the world
• 57 Aisian

• 21 European

• 14 Western Hemisphere

• 8 African
YouTube clips

• http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/7-
billion (7billion video)

• http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4B2x
OvKFFz4 (most typical person)

• http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aSp
UWt_dpAo (why they are doing a
series on population)
100 people in the world
• 52 Male
• 48 Female

• 70 non white
• 30 white
100people in the world
• 70 non Christian
• 30 Christian
100 people in the world

• 89 Hetrosexual
• 11 Homosexual
100 people in the world
• 6 people would possess 60% of the
entire world’s wealth.

• All 6 people would be from the US


100 people in the world
• 80 would live in substandard housing
100 people in the world

• 70 would be unable to read


100 people in the world

• 50 would suffer from malnutrition


International Interactive Resources

Freerice.com
100 people in the world
• 1 would be near death

• 1 would be near birth

• 1 would have a college education

• 1 would own a computer


YouTube clips

• http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/7-
billion (7billion video)

• http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4B2x
OvKFFz4 (most typical person)

• http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aSp
UWt_dpAo (why they are doing a
series on population)
Population

Powerpoint produced by Rachel Farrell (PDST) & Aoife Healion (SHS, Tullamore)
Sources of information: SEC Marking Schemes, newspaper articles & documentaries
Syllabus

Economics of Population
• Global and national population, size,
composition and trends.
• Over, under and optimum population.
• The labour force and employment.
• The importance of population, and its
influence on economic development
and growth.
Exam Questions OL
Studyclix
• Short • Long
• 2009 Q 2 • 2011 Q 8 (a) & (b)
• 2006 Q 2 • 2010 Q 7 (a)
• 2009 Q 6
• 2008 Q 3 (c)
• 2007 Q 6
• 2005 Q 6 (a) & (c)
• 2003 Q 7
• 2002 Q 7 (c)
• 2001 Q 7 (c)
Exam Questions HL
• Short • Long
• 2010 Q 9 • 2011 Q 8 (a) (b) (c)
• 2006 Q 1 • 2010 Q 8 (b) (c)
• 2001 Q 9 • 2008 Q 7 (c)
• 2005 Q 8 (a)
• 2003 Q 7 (c)
Complete “skimming an article exercise” on pdst website
Advantages of Immigration
placemat exercise
The 2011 census of Ireland
highlighted that

Complete “scanning exercise” on pdst website


Complete “scanning exercise” on pdst website
Population Pyramid

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Population_pyramid
Population Pyramid
• Is a diagram that shows the distribution by
age of the population of a country.
• In Ireland in 2006 the median age is
approx 35 years.
• Irelands population is becoming older.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Population_pyra
mid
Thomas Robert Malthus
Classical Economist Applied the Law of
English Diminishing Returns to
(1776-1834) Land
“The Principles of Population”
•Best land taken up first,
then next best, then
inferior….
•At each stage the
Theory of amount of food is less
Population & Food than before.
•Population grows
geometrically (2,4,8,16,32).
•Food grows arithmetically
(1,2,3,4,5,6).
•If population not kept in Iron Law of Wages
check famine & disease
would result. An increase in wage above
•SOL did not fall in 19th C subsistence level
but his ideas were more = increase in population
relevant in the population = increase in supply of labour
explosion of the 20th C =decrease in wage
World population

7,000,000,000 7 billion
Sample
Word
Wall

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