The population of Wyoming increased by more than 50 percent between 1970 and 1983, but then decreased by more than 10 percent from 1983 to 1990. According to the 2000 census, Wyoming’s population went up by 8.9 percent between 1990 and 2000. Those numbers would be 453,588 to 493,782. It is interesting to compare that in ten years from 1990 to 2000 the population increased by 8.9 percent, which is roughly .89 percent increase per year, and an increase of 1.6 percent from 2005 to 2006. If the population keeps expanding at a rate of 1.6, in ten years that will be a total population increase of 16 percent!
Growth Population and its Effects in the Later Twentieth Century in China From the 3.68 billion people that will be added to the world population between 1995 and 2050, Asia will contribute some 2 billion. This enormous increase is due to the already massive size of the population. Most of this growth will occur in the next three decades. Between 1995 and 2025 Asia's population will grow by 1.35 billion - between 2025 and 2050 the increase is projected to be just 658 million. China is the world's largest population, estimated to be around 1.24 billion in 1998.
Yet, inequality between workers has risen since the last decades of the 20th century (Parks 701). For example, minimum wage is worth 31% less than it did at its peak in 1968 (Harkin 16). Recently, Senator Tom Harkin introduced the Rebuild America Act to increase federal wage to $9.80 by July 1, 2014 (Hall and Cooper 1). There will be three incremental increases in minimum wage of $0.85 for a total raise of $2.55, including tipped workers (1). The minimum wage increase will affect 3.7 million minimum wage workers directly (Sherk para.
Between the end of World War II and the late 1970s, income inequality in the U.S. was reduced; but since 1970s, the situation with wealth distribution has changed. Data from tax returns in 1976 show that the top 1 percent of households received 8.9 percent of all pre-tax income. In 2008, the top 1 percent’s share had more than doubled to 21.0 percent. Source: “Income Inequality.” (n.d.) In the years from 1979 to 2009, the top 5 percent witnessed large increases in income, while the lowest-income fifth saw a decrease in real income. Source: “Income Inequality.” (n.d.) Between 2009 and 2012, income gains by the top one percent increased by over 30 pe... ... middle of paper ... ...nited States has been changing over the time.
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In 1900, 40% of Ethiopia was covered by forest; now only 4% is forested (Cohen, 1995). The world's population will soon reach a level where there will not be enough resources to sustain life, as we know it. During the last half-century, world population has more than doubled, climbing from 2.5 billion in 1950 to 5.9 billion in 1998. There has been more growth in population since 1950 than during the 4 million preceding years since our early ancestors first stood upright (Brown, Gardner, & Halweil, 1999). This unpr... ... middle of paper ... ...em.
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A country’s standard of living depends on its ability to produce goods and services 4. Prices rise when the government prints too much money 5. Markets are usually a good way to organize economic activity U.S. GDP grew at an annual rate of 3.2% (seasonally adjusted) in the last quarter of 2013. Inflation rose at an annualized rate of 0.7%. U.S. trade exports improved significantly in the last quarter of 2013, the most in over three years.
Overpopulation and the Environment The current world's population is approximately six billion people, and the amount of time that it takes for the population to increase by another billion is decreasing with each billion. According to the World Population Data sheet, there will be about eight billion people by the year 2020, and this is due to its continuation of growth (Southwick 159). A clear understanding of the causes and what might possibly happen is the first step to dealing with the population crisis. The world's human population has been growing in what has been described as a j-shaped curve. In the early 1900's, the world's population numbered nearly two billion; it has more than tripled since then (Southwick 159).