9780534529796

Population: An Introduction to Concepts and Issues

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  • ISBN13:

    9780534529796

  • ISBN10:

    0534529798

  • Edition: 8th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 12/1/2001
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
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Summary

This low-cost THOMSON ADVANTAGE BOOKS version of POPULATION introduces you to population issues, concepts and theories. While keeping larger population issues in perspective, the text closely examines key factors in population processes, from fertility and mortality rates to agricultural production and urbanization. The text addresses both population problems and potential solutions, and includes intriguing essays, interesting examples, and up-to-date Internet resources.

Table of Contents

PART ONE A DEMOGRAPHIC PERSPECTIVE 1(114)
Introduction to the World's Population
3(38)
Demographic Data
41(37)
Demographic Perspectives
78(37)
PART TWO POPULATION PROCESSES 115(176)
Mortality
117(49)
Fertility Concepts and Measurements
166(37)
The Fertility Transition
203(43)
Migration
246(45)
PART THREE POPULATION STRUCTURE AND CHARACTERISTICS 291(170)
Age and Sex
293(43)
Population Aging and the Life Course
336(35)
Family Demography and Life Chances
371(52)
The Urban Transition
423(38)
PART FOUR USING THE DEMOGRAPHIC PERSPECTIVE 461(126)
Population and the Environment
463(50)
Population Policy
513(45)
Demographics
558(29)
Appendix The Life Table, Net Reproduction Rate, and Mean Length of Generation 587(10)
Glossary 597(14)
Bibliography 611(40)
Indexes 651

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