Global Demography Quiz

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Hauser and Duncan defined demography as the study of the size, territorial distribution, and composition of a population.

True

Demography is defined as the qualitative study of populations.

False

Frank Notestein coined the term 'demography' in the mid-twentieth century.

True

According to Anderson, demography is not the basis for all the social sciences.

False

Demography studies population size, territorial distribution, composition, changes therein, and components of such changes.

True

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Definition of Demography

  • Demography is the study of the size, territorial distribution, and composition of a population, as defined by Hauser and Duncan.
  • Demography is also defined as the qualitative study of populations.

Origin of the Term "Demography"

  • The term "demography" was coined by Frank Notestein in the mid-twentieth century.

Scope of Demography

  • Demography studies population size, territorial distribution, composition, and changes therein.
  • It also examines the components of such changes.

Relationship with Social Sciences

  • Demography is not the basis for all the social sciences, according to Anderson.

Test your knowledge of global demography and population studies with this quiz on Module 13. Explore concepts related to population size, distribution, composition, and the interconnectedness of the world. See how well you understand the quantitative and statistical aspects of demography as you take on this quiz.

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