Economics Paper 2, May/June 2011  
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Question 8
(a)     What is demographic transition theory ?
(b)     Explain the three stages of the theory.


Most of the candidates did not attempt this question and the few who did scored low marks. This question required candidates to explain the following points in detail to score maximum marks for the question.
(a)      Demographic Transition Theory is concerned with the historical population growth of society.  It explains the relationship between fertility and mortality on population growth and how developed countries in contemporary times have passed through three identical stages of population history.
(b)     Stages of the Theory

  1. stage 1 (pre-transition phase/stage)
  2. stage 2 (transition phase/stage)
  3. stage 3 (post transition phase/stage)
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