Biology 2010 Student Edition

Published by Prentice Hall
ISBN 10: 9780133669510
ISBN 13: 978-0-13366-951-0

Chapter 5, Populations - 5.3 - Human Population Growth - 5.3 Assessment - Page 145: 2b


Demographic transition refers to the phenomenon in which birth rates and death rates transition from high to low. It generally has five stages. First birth rate remains high while death rate declines resulting in the increase in population. Then gradually both birth and death rates decline resulting in a stable population.

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