Geography 1030h, Winter 2015-16

Geography 1030h, Winter 2015-16Assignment #2: Population Patterns and MovementASSIGNMENT INSTRUCTIONSDUE DATE:Wednesday February 25, 2016 by 4:00 pm. Sections One, Two and Three of theassignment are completed using Mastering Geography, Section Four is to besubmitted in hard copy in the box outside Office ESB C206 in the GEOG 1030h slot.ASSIGNMENT GOAL:To explore and understand the characteristics of population patterns globally andwithin Canada, and to explore and understand the migration process, in theCanadian context. To understand how to calculate net migration rates, graphicallyrepresent and interpret migration rates, and to interpret visible patterns concerningpopulation movement. Sections Four and Five provide you with the opportunity toexplore, in more detail, the interprovincial migration that occurs between Alberta andother provinces.LEARNING OUTCOMES:After completing this assignment you will be able:1. To define migration and to understand the differences between internal andinternational migration.2. To document the reasons why people migrate from one place to another.3. To understand, at a basic level, the factors that contribute to interprovincialmigration within Canada.BACKGROUND:This assignment begins with three short sections that explore European politicalintegration along with population and international migration within South Asia andthe Caribbean. Section Four and Five draw on Statistics Canada data to explore theintranational movement of people between Alberta and other Canadian provinces.You will calculate net migration rates, complete tables and draw graphs to illustratethis movement. Using some basic internet-based research, you will develop aninterpretation of the population movement you have documented.ASSIGNMENT INSTRUCTIONS:? Your answers MUST be submitted on the TEMPLATE PROVIDED.? Your assignment should be typed in either Arial or Times New Roman (12 pt).? To fill in an answer box, place your cursor inside the box and type. The box willexpand to fit the text you insert.? The first page of your assignment MUST include your name, student number anddate in the upper right hand corner. Do not include a title page.\\24th2? REFERENCING:o All references to the Rubenstein text, Mastering Geography,MapMaster and additional internet sources used in your assignmentmust be cited properly using in-text, parenthetical references.o Your assignment should include a list of references cited.o Refer to the Assignment #2 Referencing Guide for instructions on theappropriate referencing style for this assignment.? It is your responsibility to keep a copy of your assignment.REMINDERS (from Course Syllabus):All written work submitted for a grade in this course must be the original work ofthe student, and it must not have been presented for credit in any other course.It is expected that written submissions in Geography courses will conform to highstandards of grammar and style. . . . bad grammar and style will be penalized inall grading of written work submitted in Geography courses.SPECIFIC INSTRUCTIONS FOR SECTIONS 4 & 5In preparation for Section 4 & 5 you should familiarize yourself with Chapters 2 and 3 ofthe Rubenstein textbook. You will also need to conduct some basic research on theInternet to prepare your responses. In conducting your internet research be sure to limityourself to current sources (i.e. those published as recently as possible, but certainlypost 2000). You will find the most helpful sources come from well-respected nationaland provincial media outlets (such as the CBC, Globe and Mail, etc.).Section 4: Interprovincial Migration in CanadaYour task is to examine the data provided in Table One: Alberta-NewfoundlandMigration, 2000-2015. This table documents trends in inter-provincial migration betweenNewfoundland and Alberta. It includes data for each of the four quarters of eachcalendar year between 2000 and 2015.4-A & 4-B: Begin by calculating the Net Migration between Alberta and Newfoundlandfor each quarter. For this question you are calculating the raw numerical net migration,not the net migration rate. You do this by taking the Net Migration from Alberta toNewfoundland in any given quarter and subtracting it from Newfoundland to Albertamigration for that same Quarter. Then proceed to graph the two flows of inter-provincialmigration based on the table below. Then add a third line for the Net Migration. Youshould create a line graph with the three series represented on the same graph (Youmay draw this graph by hand or using software such as Excel). Remember to include:3Title, Legend, Axis, Labels. Attach the graph to your assignment. Once the graph iscompleted, answer questions 4-C, 4-D and 4-E.4-C: In 200 to 225 words, describe any trends or patterns you observe in your graph. Atwhat point did migration from Alberta to Newfoundland first exceed migration fromNewfoundland to Alberta?4-D: In 200 to 225 words, describe the factors that may have played a role in the recentshift in population movement in favour of Newfoundland. In preparing your answer, youshould draw on the assigned chapters from the Rubenstein text along with basicinternet research. Be sure to follow the referencing guidelines when citing sources inyour answer.4-E: In 200 to 225 words, describe the impact that the movement to Alberta of largenumbers of people in their productive years would have on the economy ofNewfoundland? Again, you will draw on your reading of Rubenstein along with internetresearch in preparing your fully cited response to this question.Section 5: Alberta Migration Rates 2014One way to gauge the numerical importance of migration to a place is by calculating thenet migration rate. The net migration rate (NMR) yields the difference between theimmigration rate and the emigration rate, usually expressed as a proportion of thepopulation. A positive value represents more people entering the country (or province)than leaving it, while a negative value means more people leaving than entering. Note:you have been given interprovincial and international migration numbers, you will haveto sum these numbers to calculate the NMR.Interprovincial migration to and from Alberta, Q3 2015Destination of Emigrants (from AB) Origin of Immigrants (to AB)NL and Labrador 704 NL and Labrador 502Prince Edward Island 244 Prince Edward Island 1504Nova Scotia 916 Nova Scotia 1,211New Brunswick 614 New Brunswick 932Quebec 932 Quebec 2,136Ontario 5,265 Ontario 6,279Manitoba 898 Manitoba 1,489Saskatchewan 2,121 Saskatchewan 2,396British Columbia 7,986 British Columbia 5,670Yukon 85 Yukon 156Northwest Territories 187 Northwest Territories 277Nunavut 39 Nunavut 27Total Migrants from Alberta Total Migrants to Alberta# of PeopleAlberta’s Estimated Population for 2015 4,196,457International Immigrants to Alberta, Q3 2015 13,982International Emigrants from Alberta, Q3 2015 2,869Total # of Immigrants = International Immigrants + Migrants toAlbertaTotal # of Emigrants = International Emigrants + Migrants fromAlbertaAlberta’s NMRSource: Data compiled from Statistics Canada (2015)5-B: In 200 to 225 words describe the NMR for Alberta for Q3 2015 and how itcompares to the NMR for Alberta from Q4 2012 (4.99 per 1,000 people), and offer yourthoughts on how this difference can be explained.5Geography 1030h, Winter 2015-16Assignment #2: Population Patterns and MovementMARKING GUIDELINE:Section AvailableMarks1 Thinking Spatially and Data Analysis – Europe –Political Integration102 Thinking Spatially and Data Analysis – South Asia –Population and Migration103 MapMaster Layered Thematics: Migration – NorthAmerica/Caribbean104 A: Table One Alberta-Newfoundland Migration, 2000-201510B: Graph of AB-NL MigrationAccuracy of graph (including appropriate X-Y Axismeasurements, plotting, etc)10Stylistic components (legibility, complete labelling,etc.)5C: Descriptive Paragraph 10D: Descriptive Paragraph 10E: Descriptive Paragraph 105 A: Table Two: Alberta Migration Rates 2014 10B: Descriptive Paragraph 5Formatting (all instructions for formatting followed) 5Referencing (all references properly cited, accordingto instructions)5Grammar and Sentence Structure (work conforms tohigh standards)10Total Marks 120

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