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CANADA
By:Irene Bendaña
Canada is located in the northern region of North America. Canada is the second largest country in the world, the first is Russia. 90 percent of the population lives between 100 miles of the United States border. According to the World Bank in 2011 Canada's had about 34,300, 083 habitants.

Population34,300,083Canada's population has grown a 5.9% between the years 2006 to 2011. Even though Canada is the second largest country in the world, it has less population than China which is the fifth largest country and has 1,344,130,000. Most of Canadian's live in the southernmost part of the country because it is less cold and there are more job opportunities.

Population growth rate
0.784%Women in Canada have great education and they all want to overcome new barriers, focusing more on their studies. This means many use birth control methods to avoid getting pregnant and having a possible baby ruining those plans. Couples are waiting to be the best they financially can to provide a good life for the babies that might come in the future. If you compare Honduras population growth rate (1.838%), you can infer that people are less educated there because they are still having babies, even though there economy is not as good as it is in Canada.

birth rate10.28 births/1,000 populationBeing such an industrialized country as Canada, a birth rate of 10.28 is quite low. Women are well aware of their rights and know that they can do much more in life than just raise kids. Women prefer to have a professional carrier which will bring them good financial opportunities than to stay at home raising kids because they know bringing a baby to this world is really expensive.

life expectancymale: 78.89 yearsfemale: 84.21 yearsLife expectancy in Canada is quite high if you compare it to less develop countries like Honduras. In Honduras males tend to live 69 years and females 72 years. In Canada health care is available for every citizen, unlike Honduras were just the most privilege have the opportunity to check with a doctor.
death rate8.09 deaths/1,000As you can see the death rate in Canada is a bit high for being an MEDC. This is because after World War 2 there was a baby boom. All the people born at that time have now grown old and many of them are dying.

doubling time87.5 yearsRight now in Canda women are not having babies because they are more focused on their education and having a prossperous future. In Burundi the doubling time is of 22 years and this is because of poverty and little access to reasonable education; unlike Canada were 99% of the population is educated. If people are not educated they dont know much about birth control methods or how having so many babies has a negative impact on a society, specially if it is of low resources. If there is more people there will be less resources and this will affect specially the poor.

net migration rate5.65 migrant(s)/1,000 populationCanada has a good health care, great education and amazing job opportunities. Canadians are said to be the happiest persons, a survey showed that 92.3% of the population is very satisfied with their lives. Foreigners are very attracted to this country because of the way of life the natives have, how jobs are better paid here than in other places, and how the open immigration policies are less tough than the United States. Since the net migration is a positive number, it means more people are migrating into the country than people moving out of it.

infant mortality ratemale: 5.19 deaths/1,000 live birthsfemale: 4.5 deaths/1,000 live birthstotal: 4.85 deaths/1,000 live birthsCanadas infant mortality is 4.85, 54 times less than Cameroon's.In Canada there is a stable economy were familes have an enough income do to the multiple jobs available, so couples before having a babies make sure they are financially stable. This enables the future mothers to have everything they need while the pregnancy including good sanitation, healthy food and clean water.Unlike Cameroon were little of the basics things for survival are provided to the mother during the pregnancy and for the baby once it is born.



Canada is in between the third and fourth stage of the Demographic Transition Model; it is between these two stages because the population is declining, women are now going to work and the population is now steady. Canada doesn't really have any population issues except for one: there are too many senior citizens. There are 4.4 million elder citizens in Canada, about 13% of the total habitants. Most of this citizens are above the age of 65 which means most of them are not working anymore and use their health care twice as much as the younger citizens.
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references

http://geography.about.com/od/populationgeography/a/populationgrow.htm

http://www.nationsencyclopedia.com/economies/Americas/Canada.html

http://www.mapsofworld.com/canada/population-of-canada.html

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/canadians-are-a-happy-bunch-and-these-are-the-happiest/article4565801/

http://www.sustreport.org/signals/canpop_ttl.html