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The global spread of fertility decline : population, fear, and uncertainty

Author: J M Winter; Michael S Teitelbaum
Publisher: New Haven ; London : Yale University Press, [2013]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The world's population has grown by five billion people over the past century, an astounding 300 percent increase. Yet it is actually the decline in family size and population growth that is the issue attracting greatest concern in many countries. This eye-opening book looks at demographic trends in Europe, North America, and Asia--areas that now have low fertility rates--and argues that there is an essential yet  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: J M Winter; Michael S Teitelbaum
ISBN: 9780300139068 0300139063
OCLC Number: 813392724
Description: viii, 336 pages, 13 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Globalization and demography --
European population : interpretations and anxieties --
Islam in Europe --
The China trajectory --
Population and politics in India --
Japan : family structure, abortion, and fertility since 1945 --
North America and NAFTA --
Conclusion : putting the politics back in.
Responsibility: Jay Winter & Michael Teitelbaum.

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