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  • 1:13:22 6. Malthusian Times

    6. Malthusian Times

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    Global Problems of Population Growth (MCDB 150) In many regions, the central cultural idea is that of a lineage, a family and its line of male ancestors and ...

  • 1:13:24 3. From Ape To Human

    3. From Ape To Human

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    Global Problems of Population Growth (MCDB 150) Throughout prehistoric, written, and recent history, human warfare has been commonplace. Nearly all societies...

  • 1:14:46 20. Teen Sexuality And Teen Pregnancy

    20. Teen Sexuality And Teen Pregnancy

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    Global Problems of Population Growth (MCDB 150) Rates of teen pregnancy in the US are quite high, in contrast to European countries which have much lower rat...

  • 1:08:54 7. Demographic Transition In Europe; Mortality Decline

    7. Demographic Transition In Europe; Mortality Decline

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    Global Problems of Population Growth (MCDB 150) European population grew only slowly during the period 1200-1700; factors include disease and wars. Human fec...

  • 1:08:32 4. When Humans Were Scarce

    4. When Humans Were Scarce

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    Global Problems of Population Growth (MCDB 150) Hunter-gatherer populations were much less dense than later agriculturalists. The variety of their food suppl...

  • 1:06:27 9. Demographic Transition In Europe

    9. Demographic Transition In Europe

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    Global Problems of Population Growth (MCDB 150) Prior to the Demographic Transition, fertility in northwestern Europe was controlled by limiting marriage. Ma...

  • 29:43 13. Fertility Attitudes And Practices

    13. Fertility Attitudes And Practices

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    Global Problems of Population Growth (MCDB 150) Surveys show that most women are having more children than they would prefer to have. Further, studies show t...

  • 1:12:00 21. Global Demography Of Abortion

    21. Global Demography Of Abortion

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    Global Problems of Population Growth (MCDB 150) Abortion is very common: worldwide, and in the US, there is 1 abortion for every 3.2 live births. In places w...

  • 1:10:36 14. Demographic Transition In Developing Countries

    14. Demographic Transition In Developing Countries

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    Global Problems of Population Growth (MCDB 150) By 1950, in most of the underdeveloped world, mortality had fallen to about half its pre-modern rate. The bir...

  • 1:11:35 8. Demographic Transition In Europe; Fertility Decline

    8. Demographic Transition In Europe; Fertility Decline

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    Global Problems of Population Growth (MCDB 150) Prior to Malthus, population growth was seen as good for the power and wealth of a country. The rapid populat...

  • 1:14:02 19. Economic Motivations For Fertility

    19. Economic Motivations For Fertility

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    Global Problems of Population Growth (MCDB 150) Data shows, consistently, that poor people have more children than rich people; economically speaking, childr...

  • 1:02:22 10. Quantitative Aspects

    10. Quantitative Aspects

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    Global Problems of Population Growth (MCDB 150) Census data is often politically influenced and hence inaccurate. The birthrate in developing countries is ne...

  • 1:12:54 2. Sex And Violence Among The Apes

    2. Sex And Violence Among The Apes

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    Global Problems of Population Growth (MCDB 150) Chimpanzee males compete for position in a dominance hierarchy; status often depends on support from other me...

  • 1:15:08 24. Population And The Environment

    24. Population And The Environment

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    Global Problems of Population Growth (MCDB 150) World population will continue to rise until at least 2050. Environmental impact is the product of the number...

  • 1:11:12 12. Human And Environmental Impacts

    12. Human And Environmental Impacts

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    Global Problems of Population Growth (MCDB 150) Until recently, the world population has been growing faster than exponentially. Although the growth rate has...

  • 1:11:27 18. Economic Impact Of Population Growth

    18. Economic Impact Of Population Growth

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    Global Problems of Population Growth (MCDB 150) 1) Population in China: Until recently, Chinese families did not much alter their fertility depending on life...

  • 1:11:19 5. Why Is Africa Different?

    5. Why Is Africa Different?

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    Global Problems of Population Growth (MCDB 150) In addition to cultural controls acting to maximize fertility, there are important, and often competing, inte...

  • 1:13:37 23. Biology And History Of Abortion

    23. Biology And History Of Abortion

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    Global Problems of Population Growth (MCDB 150) The idea that "life begins at conception" is not a scientific one. Since the disproof of 'spontaneous generat...

  • 1:16:43 22. Media And The Fertility Transition In Developing Countries (Guest Lecture By William Ryerson)

    22. Media And The Fertility Transition In Developing Countries (Guest Lecture By William Ryerson)

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    Global Problems of Population Growth (MCDB 150) Guest lecturer William Ryerson is President of the Population Media Center which produces radio and TV serial...

  • 36:09 16. Population In Traditional China

    16. Population In Traditional China

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    Global Problems of Population Growth (MCDB 150) China's early demographic history is similar to that of Europe; population grows only slowly due to war, dise...

  • 1:12:12 11. Low Fertility In Developed Countries (Guest Lecture By Michael Teitelbaum)

    11. Low Fertility In Developed Countries (Guest Lecture By Michael Teitelbaum)

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    Global Problems of Population Growth (MCDB 150) Concerns about low fertility have been present in many countries for at least 100 years. A large population w...

  • 1:05:49 17. Population In Modern China

    17. Population In Modern China

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    Global Problems of Population Growth (MCDB 150) Families lived together in traditional China and sons remained on the land; division of family land led to ti...

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