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Massimo Livi-Bacci is Professor of Demography at the University of Florence. A former president of the International Union for the Scientific Study of Population, his extensive research interests include contemporary demography as well as the history of population. He has taught and held fellowships at universities all over the world, including Princeton University, the University of California at Berkeley, the Collège de France, and the Colegio de México. His many publications include Population and Nutrition (1991), The Population of Europe: A History (Blackwell, 1999), and Conquest: The Destruction of the American Indios (2007).
Table of Contents
|List of Figures||p. viii|
|List of Tables||p. xi|
|The Space and Strategy of Demographic Growth||p. 1|
|Humans and Animals||p. 1|
|Divide and Multiply||p. 5|
|Jacopo Bichi and Domenica Del Buono, Jean Guyon and Mathurine Robin||p. 7|
|Reproduction and Survival||p. 9|
|The Space of Growth||p. 17|
|Environmental Constraints||p. 19|
|A Few Figures||p. 24|
|Further Reading||p. 31|
|Demographic Growth: Between Choice and Constraint||p. 32|
|Constraint, Choice, Adaptation||p. 32|
|From Hunters to Farmers: The Neolithic Demographic Transition||p. 34|
|Black Death and Demographic Decline in Europe||p. 41|
|The Tragedy of the American Indios: Old Microbes and New Populations||p. 46|
|Africa, America, and the Slave Trade||p. 53|
|The French Canadians: A Demographic Success Story||p. 57|
|Ireland and Japan: Two Islands, Two Histories||p. 61|
|On the Threshold of the Contemporary World: China and Europe||p. 66|
|Further Reading||p. 80|
|Land, Labor, and Population||p. 82|
|Diminishing Returns and Demographic Growth||p. 82|
|Historical Confirmations||p. 86|
|Demographic Pressure and Economic Development||p. 91|
|More on Demographic Pressure and Development: Examples from the Stone Age to the Present Day||p. 95|
|Space, Land, and Development||p. 98|
|Population Size and Prosperity||p. 105|
|Increasing or Decreasing Returns? 108 Notes 109 Further Reading||p. 112|
|Toward Order and Efficiency: The Recent Demography of Europe and the Developed World||p. 114|
|From Waste to Economy||p. 114|
|From Disorder to Order: The Lengthening of Life||p. 119|
|From High to Low Fertility||p. 125|
|European Emigration: A Unique Phenomenon||p. 132|
|A Summing Up: The Results of the Transition||p. 138|
|Theoretical Considerations on the Relationship between Demographic and Economic Growth||p. 140|
|More on the Relationship between Demographic and Economic Growth: Empirical Observations 146 Notes 153 Further Reading||p. 158|
|The Populations of Poor Countries||p. 160|
|An Extraordinary Phase||p. 160|
|The Conditions of Survival||p. 165|
|A Brief Geography of Fertility||p. 172|
|The Conditions and Prospects for Fertility Decline and Demographic Policy||p. 177|
|India and China||p. 185|
|Fertilia and Sterilia||p. 194|
|Explaining a Paradox 198 Notes 205 Further Reading||p. 212|
|The Future 214 1 Population and Self-Regulation||p. 214|
|The Numbers of the Future||p. 216|
|The North-South Divide and International Migration||p. 223|
|On Sustainability of Extended Survival||p. 230|
|The Moving Limits||p. 238|
|The Emerging Limits||p. 243|
|The Emerging Limits: Non-Renewable Resources and Food||p. 246|
|The Emerging Limits: Space and Environment||p. 250|
|Calculations and Values||p. 254|
|Further Reading||p. 262|
|Major Scientific Journals for Further Reading||p. 264|
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