Excellent documentary in the context of a live presentation of the issues. 2 billion child limit is an interesting concept. Education of women as a major factor in limiting population growth.
Population study is not just about numbers, but the numbers take a very central place in all discussion of demographics. Demographic = demos (people) + graphos (writing), i.e. “writing people” or simply studying population.
The Demographic Transition Model (DTM) relates the stages of human development to the patterns of population change, charting a country’s journey through the industrial and post-industrial changes typical of modern economic development.
Use this introductory DTM video to follow up work done in class:
Animated population pyramids are a very instructive way to understand demographic change. Here is an animated pyramid for the UK from the Office for National Statistics.
The Spain 2010 pyramid is here: http://populationpyramid.net/Spain/2010
Malthus miffed? An introduction to demography by Professor Joel Cohen:
The Economist video has up-to-date figures from 2015:
Office for National Statistics (ONS)