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Population and Society : An Introduction to Demography

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Edition:
1st
ISBN13:

9780521872874

ISBN10:
0521872871
Format:
Hardcover
Pub. Date:
4/7/2010
Publisher(s):
Cambridge University Press
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Summary

Population and Society: An Introduction to Demography is an ideal text for undergraduate, as well as graduate, students taking their first course in demography. It is sociologically oriented, although economics, political science, geography, history, and the other social sciences are also used to inform the materials. Although the emphasis is on demography, the book recognizes that, at the individual level, population change is related to private decisions, especially in relation to fertility, but also to mortality and migration. The text thus considers in some detail the role of individuals in population decision making. At the level of countries, and even the world, changes in population size have an important effect on the environmental and related challenges facing all of the world's inhabitants. Therefore, attention is paid to the broad implications of population growth and change.

Table of Contents

Introduction
'We are all population actors': an introduction to demography
The sources of demographic information
Fertility
Birth prevention and control
Mortality
Internal migration
International migration
Age and sex composition
World population change over time
Population change in the U.S.
Population distribution
Cultural adaptation and population change
Population policy
The future of planet Earth
Glossary
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