demographic transition theory

(noun) “[T]heory that describes four stages of population growth, following patterns that connect birth and death rates with stages of industrial development” (OpenStax College 2012).

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  • Plural: demographic transition theories

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OpenStax College. 2012. Demography and Population. Connexions, July 16, 2012. (