Median age of country populations

Interesting map! Why median? What are the implications?

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Demography is the study of populations. Scientists try to look at the big pictures of our world, its populations, and the resulting implications.  One thing that has been noted is the median age of countries around the world. What are the ramifications of a predominately young population or a predominantly older population,  Why do scientists use the median measurement to study this?

The activity: MedianAgesWorldCountries.pdf

For members we have an editable Word dox, our Excel data, and our solutions.

MedianAgesWorldCountries.docx         CountryMedianAge.xlsx

 MedianAgesWorldCountries-solution.pdf

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