Population - Definition

Economics S.S.S 1 Second Term


Population - Definition

Performance Objectives

Student should be able to:

  1. Explain the meaning of population.
  2. Describe population size and its implications.
  3. Discuss various population theories in Economics.


Definition of population

The population can be defined as the total number of people living within a country or a geographical area at a particular time. The study of population is very important for many reasons. Such reasons include the determination of the working population, allocation of resources, the availability of labour etc

Determinants of population size and growth

Three main factors determine the population size and growth of a given country. These three factors are birth rate, death rate and migration.

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