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Demography : a very short introduction

Author: Sarah Harper
Publisher: Oxford, United Kingdom : Oxford University Press, 2018. ©2018
Series: Very short introductions, 565.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"The generation into which each person is born, the demographic composition of that cohort, and its relation to those born at the same time in other places influences not only a person's life chances, but also the economic and political structures within which that life is lived; the person's access to social and natural resources (food, water, education, jobs, sexual partners); and even the length of that person's  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sarah Harper
ISBN: 9780198725732 0198725736
OCLC Number: 1038431321
Description: xviii, 132 pages : illustrations ; 18 cm.
Contents: Demography is destiny...or not --
From 55,000 to 7 billion --
The fathers of demographic thought --
The entrance of statistics and mathematical models --
The drivers --
The demographic transition-centerpiece of demography --
A demographer's toolbox --
Population pyramids and projections --
Sub-disciplines arise --
Population policies and future challenges.
Series Title: Very short introductions, 565.
Responsibility: Sarah Harper.

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Demography is the study the study of population size, distribution, composition, and density. Sarah Harper discusses the key theories and methods involved in studying population trends and movements,  Read more...

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Sarah Harper has given those studying demographics a useful book as an aid to revision. * Science Fact & Science Fiction Concatenation * incisive overview * Times Higher Education *

 
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