Definitions of Zero Population Growth
- (noun) When birth rates equal death rates either locally or globally.
- (noun) When the amount of individuals entering a given population through birth or immigration are the same amount leaving the population through death or emigration.
Zero Population Growth Pronunciation
Syllabification: ze·ro pop·u·la·tion growth
International Phonetic Alphabet
- American English – /ˈzɪroʊ ˌpɑpjəˈleɪʃən groʊθ/
- British English – /ˈzɪərəʊ ˌpɒpjʊˈleɪʃən grəʊθ/
- Plural: zero population growths
- Abbreviation: ZPG
- Some definitions of zero population growth only consider a balance of death rates to birth rates, but not emigration or immigration.
- Also called:
- population equilibrium
- replacement level fertility
- Word origin of “zero” and “population” and “growth” – Online Etymology Dictionary: etymonline.com
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ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)
Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “zero population growth.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved January 20, 2020 (https://sociologydictionary.org/zero-population-growth/).
APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)
zero population growth. (2013). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from https://sociologydictionary.org/zero-population-growth/
Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date – Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition)
Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “zero population growth.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed January 20, 2020. https://sociologydictionary.org/zero-population-growth/.
MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)
“zero population growth.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2013. Web. 20 Jan. 2020. <https://sociologydictionary.org/zero-population-growth/>.