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Clark Atlanta University(CAU)

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It is well known that the South since 1960, is experiencing the most rapid population growth of the four census divisions of the U.S.A. This population growth in the South is occurring more in the State of Georgia. The purpose of this study is to determine whether Georgia population increase is due to natural increase or migration. In this study, fertility, mortality, and migration in Georgia were analyzed from 1940-1985. The major finding of this study is that natural increase affects population growth of Georgia more in the rural areas, whereas migration favors the urban areas. The significance of this study is that it will add to the existing knowledge concerning population growth and trends of Georgia, South and United States as a whole. The main sources of information for this study were obtained from books, journals, Georgia Department of Human Resources, and U.S. Bureau of the Census.


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