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14. Demographic Transition in Developing Countries
Global Problems of Population Growth (MCDB 150) By 1950, in most of the underdeveloped world, mortality had fallen to about half its pre-modern rate. The birth rate, however, had remained high and, by 1950, was about twice the death rate. For the rest of the century, both rates fell dramatically and in parallel, maintaining the gap. The enormous excess of births over deaths in this period is known as 'the population explosion.' By 1990, the world population was growing at almost 90 million a ye
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19. Economic Motivations for Fertility
Global Problems of Population Growth (MCDB 150) Data shows, consistently, that poor people have more children than rich people; economically speaking, children are an inferior good. Children are production goods because they do work, consumption goods because they are enjoyable, and investment goods because they support parents in old age. Jobs in the modern sector require education and health. To pay for this, parents have to focus their resources on fewer children. Complete course materials
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13. Fertility Attitudes and Practices
Global Problems of Population Growth (MCDB 150) Surveys show that most women are having more children than they would prefer to have. Further, studies show that the vast majority of women know about various forms of contraception. One World Bank study has shown that family planning programs have little impact unless they are attended by improved living standards and increasing status of women. Complete course materials are available at the Open Yale Courses website: http://open.yale.edu/course
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7. Demographic Transition in Europe; Mortality Decline
Global Problems of Population Growth (MCDB 150) European population grew only slowly during the period 1200-1700; factors include disease and wars. Human feces and rotting animal remains were not sequestered and often contaminated drinking water. Cities were so filthy that more people died in them than were born. About a third of children died in infancy, many from abandonment and lack of care during wet-nursing. Children that survived were subjected to harsh discipline to control their tendenc
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9. Demographic Transition in Europe
Global Problems of Population Growth (MCDB 150) Prior to the Demographic Transition, fertility in northwestern Europe was controlled by limiting marriage. Marriage was regulated by landowners and the churches, and was not allowed unless a man had accumulated the resources necessary to support a family. Long periods of being landless, a servant, or an apprentice, precluded marriage. Once married, there was no control of fertility. But, only about half of adults were married at any given time, so
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IASFM 12 Conference: Boundaries of Community
This podcast was recorded at the fourth plenary event of the 12th International Association for the Study of Forced Migration (IASFM) conference. This podcast was recorded at the fourth plenary event of the 12th International Association for the Study of Forced Migration (IASFM) conference, which was held on Thursday 2nd July 2009 in Nicosia, Cyprus. Chaired by Paula Banjerjee, including Peter Schatzer, Helen Muggeridge, Anneliese Baldaccini and Patricia Coelho.
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Technology Education Classroom
Shows the many different features of Recitation Hall's Technology Education Classroom
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Inside Outlook: Police Code and Conduct
Events like the police shooting of 18 year-old Michael Brown and the "chokehold" death of Eric Garner has turned the national spotlight on the issue of police misconduct, race and excessive use of force by police departments across the US. Locally, the Seattle Police Department was investigated in 2011 by the Department of Justice, which found that SPD officers engaged in a pattern of excessive use of force that violated the Constitution as well as federal law. As part of a deal to avoid a lawsu
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Academic Moment: School of Music's Conducting program
The University of Minnesota's School of Music's conducting program gives students an opportunity to study conducting alongside professional conductors. They also team up with the Minnesota Orchestra and Osmo Vänskä.
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Introduction

This course examines how national practices for financial reporting have evolved and why different rules are in place within different jurisdications. In times past, imperialism and war have both been responsible for expanding financial rules across Europe and the world . More recently the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 in the United States has had the same, if unintentional, effect.

This OpenLearn course provides a sample of postgraduate study in
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Astronomy Gravity
This video covers the theory of gravitational forces between two objects.  This is a good summation of the formulas that are used to determine this number.
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21H.991J Theories and Methods in the Study of History (MIT)
The purpose of this course is to acquaint you with a variety of approaches to the past used by historians writing in the twentieth century. Most of the books on the list constitute, in my view (and others), modern classics, or potential classics, in social and economic history. We will examine how these historians conceive of their object of study, how they use primary sources as a basis for their accounts, how they structure the narrative and analytic discussion of their topic, and what are the
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1 Juifs et chrétiens dans la Chapelle sixtine (audio)

1 - Juifs et chrétiens dans la Chapelle sixtine

Présentation en images du livre La torpeur des Ancêtres (Éditions de l'EHESS) par l'auteur Giovanni Careri, suivie d’un débat avec

Danièle Hervieu-Léger (EHESS), Isabelle Saint-Martin (EPHE), Emanuele Coccia (EHESS) et Céline Béraud (Université de Caen - Institut Universitaire de France).



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17.118J Feminist Political Thought (MIT)
This course focuses on a range of theories of gender in modern life. In recent years feminist scholars in a range of disciplines have challenged previously accepted notions of political theory such as the distinctions between public and private, the definitions of politics itself, the nature of citizenship, and the roles of women in civil society. In this course we will examine different aspects of women's lives through the life cycle as seen from the vantage point of political theory. In additi
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At least 16 killed by tornadoes in Arkansas, Oklahoma, Iowa
Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/reuterssubscribe Arkansas Governor says tornadoes that killed at least 16 "may be the strongest we've seen". Amateur video captured a massive twister as it covered the sky in darkness. Rough cut (no reporter narration). Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/reuterssubscribe More Breaking News: http://smarturl.it/BreakingNews Reuters tells the world's stories like no one else. As the largest international multimedia news provider, Reuters provides coverage around the glo
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The Story of Wakefield
A basic skills learning resource booklet with interactive activities designed to introduce the Wakefield Museum.
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Graduate interview - Dearne O'Halloran
An account of what the motivating factors were which inspired this student to engage in the study of the environment at RMIT and how it led to her current employment.
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7 Unofficial work cultures
In this unit, we are going to look at a number of situations which put a strain on the idea that caring is just 'being ordinary', including times when people are giving intimate care. In these special circumstances, since the normal rules do not apply, we have to develop a set of special rules to guide practice.
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4.241J Theory of City Form (MIT)
Theories about cities and the form that settlements should take will be discussed. Attempts will be made at a distinction between descriptive and normative theory, by examining examples of various theories of city form over time. The class will concentrate on the origins of the modern city and theories about its emerging form, including the transformation of the nineteenth-century city and its organization. It analyzes current issues of city form in relation to city making, social structure, and
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Art Israel
'Art Israel' is an online arts magazine/directory published by the Contemporary Israeli Art Fund and run by Artis. Art Israel is produced in English, and is free. At April 2009 there are 13 artist profiles and short interviews. The website lists exhibitions and events in Israel, New York, and elsewhere. There is a useful 'Israeli Art Guide' page with details of art galleries in Israel, accompanied by a map and external links to websites. The 'News' page tracks and links to profiles and interview
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