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Primary sources of demographic data

  • United Nations Population Division's (UNPD) World Population Prospects: The 2002 Revision and World Urbanization Prospects: The 2001 Revision.

  • Population Reference Bureau's (PRB) 2003 World Population Data Sheet and Quickfacts, an online resource highlighting the findings of various PRB reports.



Primary sources for environmental issues

  • AAAS Atlas of Population and Environment, a 2001 publication of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the University of California Press.

  • Critical Links: Population, Health, and the Environment, a 2003 publication of the Population Reference Bureau.



Definition of Regions

Throughout the quiz, "more developed" and "developed" refer to all of Europe and North America, plus Australia, Japan, and New Zealand. "Less developed" and "developing" refer to all other regions and countries. This follows the classification used by the United Nations.

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