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Overcrowded World : Global Population and International Migration.

Author: Rainer Munz; Albert Reiterer
Publisher: New York : Haus Publishing, 2011.
Series: Sustainability Project.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
Summary:
How will manage the earth's population growth from today's 6.8 billion to 9 billion by 2050?
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Munz, Rainer.
Overcrowded World : Global Population and International Migration.
New York : Haus Publishing, ©2011
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Rainer Munz; Albert Reiterer
ISBN: 9781906598587 1906598584
OCLC Number: 880899244
Description: 1 online resource (348 pages)
Contents: CONTENTS; editor's foreword; Authors' Foreword; 1 Introduction: Past, Present and Future of the Global Population; Population: what is it?; Demography and human geography; From "Adam and Eve" to nine billion; Prognosis or projections?; Problems facing the rich and poor societies of our world; Growing global imbalances; 2 The Global Population from Prehistoric to Early Modern Times: Between "Nature" and "Culture; The prehistory of humankind; Evolution and proliferation of humanity:the past 130,000 year; The Neolithic Revolution; The first civilizations; First censuses. Global population in the ancient worldThe Middle Ages: population starts to grow; A great leap forward --
but not everywhere; Europe; 3 The New Globalism: 1800 to 1950; Growth and population distribution; Social modernization and a shift in mortality; The mortality crisis on the decline; Fertility differences in Europe level off; Asia and Africa; Demographic transition: European innovation andglobal diffusion; Newborns to "Quality Kids"; 4 1950 to 2050: Peak and Slowdown of Global Population Growth; Dynamics of growth; Global decline in numbers of children. Significant drops in fertility in Asia and Latin AmericaHigh fertility in Africa; Highly developed regions --
low number of children; Europe: the continent with the lowest numberof children; Delayed slowdown in growth; Enhanced reproductive age --
lower number of children; Mortality is declining almost everywhere; Reduced infant and child mortality; Rising life expectancy; From births and deaths to population growth; Northern and Southern hemispheres: variablepopulation growth; A shift in the demographic balance; Differences between the continents; From a growing to a shrinking population? In sum: how many people have ever lived?5 Spatial Mobility and International Migration; Colonization and migration in the ancient world; Germanic, Slavic, and Asiatic "tribal" migrations; What became of the conquerors and conquered?; The Modern Era: Europe's colonial and demographicexpansion; Intra-European migration between the IndustrialRevolution and the Great Depression; Deportation, forced migration, and "ethnic cleansing"; Decolonization and postcolonial migration; Labor migration; Political refugees and ethnically privileged migrants; Irregular migration to Europe. Elite migration --
retirement migrationGlobal migration in the 20th and early 21st centuries; Migrants in traditional immigration countries; Europe --
the new immigration continent; Europe and North America compared; Prospects for the 21st century; 6 Urbanization and Migration from Rural to Urban Areas; The city in history; Three stages of urban development; Large cities are dependent on migrants; Urbanization in developing and newly industrializedcountries; From the countryside to the urban world of the slums; Global urbanization; Megacities and global cities; Incentives to migrate to the city. 7 Demographic Politics, Family Planning, Reproductive Health.
Series Title: Sustainability Project.

Abstract:

How will manage the earth's population growth from today's 6.8 billion to 9 billion by 2050?

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