Population and economic development
Classification and definitions
Voluntary internal migration
Population Change
Forced migration
100

This generally means the ways in which a country seeks to progress economically and also to improve the quality of life for its inhabitants.

What is human development?

100

This group of around 30 countries is classified by the World Bank as having low average incomes of US $ 1,045 or below (2015 values) and a low per capita gross domestic product (GDP).

What are LICs?

100

The movement of people from place to place inside the borders of a country.

What is internal migration?

100

The study of population dynamics and changes. 

What is demography?

100

People who have found shelter in another part of their country after being forced to flee their homes.

What are internally displaced people (IDPs) People who have found shelter in another part of their country after being forced to flee their homes. 

200

Where is over half of Earth’s population?

What is Asia?

200

Businesses whose operations are spread across the world, operating in many nations as both makers and sellers of goods and services.

What are transnational corporations (TNCs)?

200

A megacity is home to ........ million people or more.

What are 10?

200

The average number of children a woman gives birth to during her lifetime.


What is fertility rate?

200

The intensification or extensification of arid, desert-like conditions.

What is desertification?

300

A description of the way in which people are spread out across the Earth’s surface.

What is population distribution?

300

A measure of the total value of the output of final goods and services inside a nation’s borders.

What is gross domestic product (GDP)?

300

USA has a low average population density of ....... persons per square kilometre.

What are 33?

300

What is infant mortality rate?

The number of deaths of infants under one year old per 1,000 live births per year.

300

The 1951 ............... ................... is the key legal document that forms the basis of all UN work in support of refugees.

What is Refugee Convention?

400

For humans, this is the number of people per unit of area, usually quoted per square kilometer.

What is population density?

400

Unofficial forms of employment that are not easily made subject to government regulation or taxation. 

Sometimes called ‘the black economy’ or ‘cash in hand’ work, this may be the only kind of work that poorly educated people can get.

What is informal sector?

400

In China an urban mega-region of 120 million people has grown around the ....... .......... Delta.

What is Pearl River?

400

What is dependency ratio?

What is 


400

What is the name of the 30+ Alaskan villages that experience forced migration due to climate change? 

What is Barrow or Shishmaref or Kivalina?

500

A diagrammatic expression of the extent to which a distribution is unequal.

What is Lorenz curve?

500

A measure of average wealth that takes into account the cost of a typical ‘basket of goods’ in a country.

In low-income countries, goods often cost less, meaning that wages go further than might be expected in a high-income country.

What is purchasing power parity?

500

The Bangladesh Centre for Advanced Studies estimates that ...... of Dhaka’s population lives in slums, many of which have grown in unsafe areas beside rail lines, along riverbanks and in swampy and disease-ridden areas.

What is half?

500

Name of the first phase of industrial development, which brings accelerating population growth.

What is early transitional stage?

500

What is the number of internally displaced people in Syria?

What are 7 million?

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