Japan suffers lowest number of births on record as population shrinks

Level: , Topic: Population, Population AS

A case study of a country at stage 5 of the Demographic Transition Model (DTM). Note the issues they face and the characteristics of the country.

GCSE link to syllabus: Countries pass through different stages of population growth as shown in the five stages of the Demographic Transition Model (birth rate, death rate and natural population changes). Changing population structure. Government strategies to cope with an ageing population and the incentives suggested for encouraging an increase in a country’s birth rate.

AS link to syllabus: Population change: the demographic transition model (5 stages), its validity and applicability in countries at different stages of development.  Population structures at different stages of the demographic transition.  The implications of different structures for the balance between population and resources.

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