Recent Trends of Population Growth and their Consequences in Jordan

Nazeh Almanasyeh

Abstract


The first goal of the present study was to define and analyze the recent trends in population growth rates in Jordan. The second goal was to investigate the spatial variation in population growth rates between the various Jordanian regions and administrative provinces in light of some population and economic theories.
The statistical data used in this study were taken from the 1961, 1979, 1994, 2004 censuses results and from 2000 and 2009 population projections. The exponential equation was used computing the population growth. Several maps were constructed to explain the variation in population growth rates between the various regions and governances. It was clear that the population growth rates were high during the period of (1961 – 2000), because of the high fertility levels and migration (internal – outside). Meanwhile, the population growth rates decreased during the period (2000 – 2009). Other findings of this study suggest variation in population growth rates between the various cities, governances, and the main three regions of the country. The middle region of the country remained as desirable region to the migrants meanwhile, the other two regions remained less desirable.

Keywords


Population Growth, Trends, Migration, Jordan.

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