Location Map
MMaauurriittiiuuss
Map of Mauritius
Built up area
N
Mauritius: Population Change
Population
1992: 1,094,000
2025: 1,365,000
Growth Rate: 1.45%
Pop doubling time:
47 yea...
Mauritius: Physical Geography
• Area: 1860 sq km
• Natural Resources: arable
land & fish
• Agriculture: a/c for 10%
G...
The Issues?
1.What can we say
about the rate of
population growth in
Mauritius?
2. How does the graph
opposite contr...
Crisis? What Crisis?
Consider the graph
again. To what extent do
you agree with this
statement:
In the 1950’s Mauriti...
Possible Answer!
• Birth rate had risen sharply from 35 to 45+
per thousand
• Death Rate had declined sharply from 30 t...
Population Resources Equation
• Population increasing
• Diminishing resources (more mouths to
feed and more people to s...
What happened next?
Malthus - doom & gloom?
OR
Boserup - ‘technological’ change
Government Intervention
o The Government orrggaanniisseedd aa ffaammiillyy ppllaannnniinngg
pprrooggrraammmmee,, aaiimmi...
Other influencing factors 1
• Changes in attitude to family size
• improved educational opportunities for
women
• impr...
Other influencing factors 2
• Diversification of agriculture (2 crops and
“de-rocking”)
• Investment in industry
• Imp...
Mauritius - TNC Attractor!
• Holds ‘Export
Processing Zone’
(EPZ) status
• Tax incentives
available
• Has large numb...
Population Resources Equation
RREESSOOUURRCCEESS PPOOPPUULLAATTIIOONN
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Population case-study mauritius

This is my Jake Smith Case Study Of Mauritous
Published on: Mar 4, 2016
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Transcripts - Population case-study mauritius

  • 1. Location Map MMaauurriittiiuuss
  • 2. Map of Mauritius Built up area N
  • 3. Mauritius: Population Change Population 1992: 1,094,000 2025: 1,365,000 Growth Rate: 1.45% Pop doubling time: 47 years Fertility Rate: 2.17 children
  • 4. Mauritius: Physical Geography • Area: 1860 sq km • Natural Resources: arable land & fish • Agriculture: a/c for 10% GDP • Climate: tropical • Soils: fertile • Exports: sugar 32%; garments 31%; plastics 32%; others 5%
  • 5. The Issues? 1.What can we say about the rate of population growth in Mauritius? 2. How does the graph opposite contribute to our understanding of population growth in Mauritius?
  • 6. Crisis? What Crisis? Consider the graph again. To what extent do you agree with this statement: In the 1950’s Mauritius was experiencing a ‘Malthusian crisis’
  • 7. Possible Answer! • Birth rate had risen sharply from 35 to 45+ per thousand • Death Rate had declined sharply from 30 to 15 per thousand • Rate of natural increase suddenly very steep PRESSURE OONN TTHHEE EECCOONNOOMMYY//NNAATTUURRAALL RREESSOOUURRCCEESS//AAGGRRIICCUULLTTUURREE
  • 8. Population Resources Equation • Population increasing • Diminishing resources (more mouths to feed and more people to support) RREESSOOUURRCCEESS PPOOPP’’NN
  • 9. What happened next? Malthus - doom & gloom? OR Boserup - ‘technological’ change
  • 10. Government Intervention o The Government orrggaanniisseedd aa ffaammiillyy ppllaannnniinngg pprrooggrraammmmee,, aaiimmiinngg ttoo:: • improve the status of women • restrict early marriage • provide better health care • set up a family planning service
  • 11. Other influencing factors 1 • Changes in attitude to family size • improved educational opportunities for women • improved female work opportunities (by 1990 35% of women were in paid employment (22% in 1975)) • getting married later on in life
  • 12. Other influencing factors 2 • Diversification of agriculture (2 crops and “de-rocking”) • Investment in industry • Improved trading links - as an ex colony of the UK it is quite ‘westernised’ and has a democratic, stable Government - this has helped forge links with the USA • Many TNC’s are drawn to Mauritius - Why might this be? Suggest some reasons!!!
  • 13. Mauritius - TNC Attractor! • Holds ‘Export Processing Zone’ (EPZ) status • Tax incentives available • Has large numbers of well educated residents • Good level of investment in transport • Good supply of cheap labour • The creation of a Freeport at Port Louis
  • 14. Population Resources Equation RREESSOOUURRCCEESS PPOOPPUULLAATTIIOONN