Homework 7 Essay

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Geography 1000 – Introduction to Geography Assignment #7 - Investigating Population Age Distributions Yueheng Qian Part 1: Comparison of Two Developing Countries – Turkey and Botswana Botswana is located in the semi-arid region of Southern Africa and Turkey is the remnant of the Ottoman Empire located at the crossroads of Europe and Asia. Turkey also is trying to join the European Union. In this section you will compare the changes expected in the population pyramids of these two countries between 2009 and the year 2050. To view each country’s pyramid, select the name of your country, choose the year. To find total population values click on the TABLES tab and then follow instructions. 1. How do the pyramids for these two countries compare in the present time and what differences are expected in the future? The Turkey: in the present, the population pyramid is somewhat stable - base does not change that much. In the future, the population pyramid becomes somewhat declining growth close to a shrinking base. Turkey has almost equal population distribution for age groups below the age of 35. t appears an inverted shape that the population shrinks below age 45 while in Yemen, the population distribution below age 45 is almost the same and the population decreases above 45. The Botswana: in the present, the population pyramid is somewhat stable - base does not change that much. In the future, the population pyramid becomes somewhat declining growth close to a shrinking base. To view multiple years, hold down the CTRL key as you select additional years. Then click on the submit button. 2. What internal changes in each country might explain the different forecasts between these two developing countries? The change in Turkey might be due to the large immigration of working age population The change in Botswana might be caused by the gender inequity 3. What are the

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