How can you tell that a country’s population has had a baby boom?

1 Answer
Apr 4, 2016

Answer:

If the population suddenly increases very rapidly where migration rates do not.

Explanation:

A population may increase in two ways: offspring or migration. If migration remains roughly constant or has a constant gradient, then the sudden rise in population (one in which the gradient noticeably changes) must be due to offspring - the baby boom.