VCR Lesson 3

Suhas Dundigalla

Fill in the blank with the most appropriate word from Lesson 3.

____________ have recently proposed a new theory on the origin of people native to the Americas.
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Word

Demographer (n.)


One who studies the characteristics of populations and analyzes data such as numbers, births, deaths, diseases and other vital statistics.

Roots

Demos (G.) "People"

Graphein (G.) "to write"

Other Forms

Demography (n.)

The study of statistics such as births, deaths, income, or the incidence of disease.


Demographic (adj.)

Relating to the structure of populations.

Basic Equation of Demography

Population(t+1) = Population(t) + Natural Increase(t) + Net Migration(t)

Natural Increase(t) = Births(t) - Deaths(t)

Net Migration(t) = Immigration(t) - Emigration(t)

Synonyms

  • Population Scientist

Antonyms

None

Related Words

  • Anthropologist
  • Census
  • Population Density
  • Birth-Rate
  • Death-Rate

Choose the letter of the sentence in which the word in the bold-faced type is used incorrectly.

a. The demographer was renowned for his world population models which had predicted the population for the last 4 years more accurately than any other model had so far.


b. Demography is not limited to human populations and can be used to describe the analyses of any population.

c. In developed countries the demographic trend is an equal percent of the population at all age ranges, while in developing countries the trend is towards the younger population.

d. Demographic uses population pyramids to represent the population spread of a country.

The choice with the bold word used incorrectly is D. Demographic is incorrect in the context.