The table and map show the eleven states in Mexico which have the youngest population (defined by average age of the population).
|Rank||State||Average age (years)|
|5=||State of México||25.9|
|7=||Baja California Sur||26.0|
This map does not appear to reveal any obvious spatial pattern. What do these 11 states have in common, apart from (presumably) a high percentage of young people?
(a) Can you suggest what circumstances (or combination of circumstances) might result in a state having a relatively young population?
(b) Find a table or map showing the birth rates in each state. Is there any similarity between that information and this map of states with the youngest population?
(c) Find a table or map showing which states have experienced the fastest rates of in-migration because their economies have grown rapidly in the past 30 or 40 years. Is there any similarity between that information and this map of states with the youngest population?
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