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1. Country X is the world's most populated country. ln L995, there were

l.2billion people. The government, encourage the people to have more
children as more people meant more power. ln the first baby boom, more than
20 million babies were born every year from 1950-1957. The second baby
boom occurred between 1966 and 1976 when some 25 million babies were
born each year. This resulted in high birth rates. Country X, which stood at an
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QlA.Give 4 reasons why the massive pop. i6n must

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QlB. Suggest measures to reduce high birth rate.{3}

QlC. Conclude what Country X's population will be 30 years from now(20L0).
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q2A(i). Define natural decrease .{Ll 0
Natural decrease occurs when the death rate exceeds the birth rate.

QzA(ii). Define natural increase.{l

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Q2B.describe the population pyramid in fig.1 and fig.2{ }

Fig 1 is a beehive shape {1} with a narrow top and base {0.5}, an ioad
centre {0.5}.Fig 2 is almost rectangular in shape {1}, withbydad top and a
slightly narrower base {0.5}, and a broad centre {0.5}.

QzC. Describe 3 differences between Fig l and FiC 2. {3}

Singapore has a larger total population in 2050 . {tt---'.
Singapore has a smaller elderly population in 2020 .tII-'-'
Singapore has a smaller youthful population in 2020 tt- ,

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saving schemes i.e. CPF/Medisave; attract women to join the labciur force
(reduce dependency ratio); attract foreign workers i.e. China, Thailand, lndia;
create more elderly-friendly jobs i.e. work from home. [Any 4, 1m each] ,,

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2. Singapore Population Pyramid for 2O2O

Predicted age and sex distribution for the year 2020:

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Singapore; 2020

400 350 300 250 200 150 100 50 0 0 50 100

Population (in thousands)
: U,5. Census Bureau, International Oata Base.

Singapore Population Pyramid for 2050

Predicted age and sex distribution for the year 2050:



500 400 300 200 10000100200
Fopulation ( in thousands)
: U.5. Censu$ BurBfru" Intennational Data Base.
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QlA. Give 3 reasons why the massive population must be,curbed.{ }

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major improvemqs in food supplies and industrial output. lt is essentialto
staUitidin-Fpopulation in ratio to the country's resourcgs-Kit is limited. [any
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planning officials provide advice on family planning and birth control. [any 3,
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QlC. Conclude what Country X's population will be 30 years from now(2010).
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fhe population in country X will be moderated but will still be overpopulated
I with more elderly to middle-aged citizens and few youths.
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QzA(i). Define natural decrease .OrX

Q2A(ii). Define natural increase. l\ ----


Q2B.describe the population pyramid in fig.1 and fig.2{4}

q2C. Describe 3 differences between Fig 1 and Fie 2. {3}

Q2D. State what the government can do to overcome the

population in fig.2 {4}