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# Friday Math movie - Addressing Population Myths

By Murray Bourne, 19 Feb 2010

Demographics is the study of population statistics. It usually concentrates on socioeconomic factors such as age, income, sex, occupation, education, and family size. Demographics are an important part of marketing, since advertisers don't want to waste money targeting the wrong market.

Today's math movie is from Population Reference Bureau and features Carl Haub, trying to address 3 myths about population growth.

Myth 1: There was no population growth problem in the 1960s and 1970s.
Myth 2: The world's population is not growing and today's problem is low birth rates.
Myth 3: Europe will be predominately Muslim by 2050.

His delivery is somewhat bumbling and a little pompous (and leads me to wonder what his agenda is), but the issues are important.

You may also be interested in: World Population - Live Update.

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