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Gans, Henk de

Works: 12 works in 30 publications in 2 languages and 224 library holdings
Genres: History  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: HB849.53, 304.601120904
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Most widely held works by Henk de Gans
Population forecasting 1895-1945 : the transition to modernity by Henk de Gans( Book )

5 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is about the transition to modernity of population forecasting. In many countries interest in the future course of population was kindled by debates on the population problem since the turn of the 19th century. The debates were alternately caused by fear of the economic consequences of over-population, by anxiety regarding the strategic demographic aspects of population decline, the decline of the national elite, or by the menace of imminent race suicide. Because population debates tended to be based on emotion rather than `objective' arguments, some economists and statisticians felt the need for a better understanding of population dynamics and its effect on the development of future population. Their pursuit of objectivity in population debates resulted in the development of a forecasting methodology based on the findings of life table theory and analytical demography. The innovation of forecasting methodology was greatly helped by improved public statistics: the published data of population censuses and ever-extending time series of demographic rates. At the same time the speculative nature of the resulting studies of future population provided an obstacle to the advancement of modern population forecasting by representatives of those schools of statistics, where the focus was on the reliability and trustworthiness of public statistics in the first place. In the 1930s the innovation and propagation of knowledge of modern forecasting methodology received a new stimulus when it became clear that the new methodology could easily be applied in preliminary town planning research and urban and regional policy-making. This book recounts the history of the origin and establishment of modern population forecasting methodology and the resistance the new methodology met with. It demonstrates - using George Herbert Mead's philosophy of time - that the emergence of modern population forecasting resulted in a drastic change of the societal position of the forecaster, the consequences of which still resound today. The book uncovers the first contributions to the description and theory of the demographic transition in the publications of the early innovators of population forecasting. It lays bare the pioneering position of inter-war population forecasting in The Netherlands and clarifies why the innovative endeavours of Dutch population forecasters of that period nevertheless remained hidden in international histories. This book will be of interest to scientists, researchers and students in demography and applied demography, statistics, economy, social geography and urban and regional planning and science studies
De gemeentelijke bevolkingsprognose by Henk de Gans( Book )

3 editions published in 1989 in Dutch and Undetermined and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Passen op de plaats : ruimtelijke planning en ordening in een situatie van niet-groei by Nederlandse Geografendagen( Book )

2 editions published in 1980 in Dutch and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bijdragen voor de Nederlandse Geografendagen in het voorjaar 1980
Mathematische demografie by Henk de Gans( Book )

2 editions published in 1978 in Dutch and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Looking back to the future of Europe's population : lessons to be learnt from early endeavours in long-term demographic forecasting by Henk de Gans( Book )

4 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Breaking into time? : problems of time in demographic forecasting by Henk A De Gans( Book )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Populations, projections, politics : critical and historical essays on early twentieth century population forecasting( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Some reflections on the concept of migration by Henk de Gans( Book )

1 edition published in 1994 in Undetermined and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Maandstatistiek bevolking by Henk de Gans( )

1 edition published in 1983 in Dutch and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Business demographics by Henk de Gans( )

1 edition published in 1987 in Dutch and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Vol, voller, volst : nadere beschouwing op bevolkingsprognoses voor het HAL-gebied by Kees Verschoor( Book )

1 edition published in 1993 in Dutch and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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Population forecasting 1895-1945 : the transition to modernity
Alternative Names
De Gans, Henk

Gans, H. A. de

Gans, H. A. de (Henk A. de)

Gans, Hendrik Antonie de

Gans, Henk A. de

English (18)

Dutch (10)