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Demography

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  • The Next Americaby Paul Taylor; Pew Research Center

    PublicAffairs 2014; US$ 26.99

    The America of the near future will look nothing like the America of the recent past. America is in the throes of a demographic overhaul. Huge generation gaps have opened up in our political and social values, our economic well-being, our family structure, our racial and ethnic identity, our gender norms, our religious affiliation, and our technology... more...

  • World Population Shiftsby Kevin F. McCarthy

    RAND Corporation 2000; US$ 9.95

    This presentation examines population shifts in different parts of the world, their effects on the flow of people across borders, and potential responses by the developed world to growing immigration pressures. more...

  • Handbook of Populationby Dudley L. Poston; Michael Micklin

    Springer 2006; US$ 109.00

    Provides an overview of the issues, theories, processes, and applications of the social science of population studies. This work contains chapters on population size and growth, age and sex composition, marriage and family structure, and demographic analyses of gender, aging, race and ethnicity, and the labor force. more...

  • Education and Postponement of Maternityby Siv Gustafsson; Adriaan Kalwij

    Springer 2006; US$ 269.00

    Examines various economic aspects of the role of women's education in the postponement of maternity in ten industrialized countries. This book investigates one of these countries in each of its chapters using individual/household survey data, particularly focusing on the increasing age at motherhood with the investment in education of the mother. more...

  • Multilevel Synthesisby Daniel Courgeau

    Springer 2007; US$ 189.00

    Presents a historical panorama of the evolution of demographic thought from its eighteenth-century origins onwards, and uses it to demonstrate how the multilevel approach can resolve some of the contradictions that have become apparent and achieve a synthesis of the different approaches employed. more...

  • Death at the opposite ends of Eurasian continentby Theo Engelen; John R. Shephard; Yang Wen-shan

    Amsterdam University Press 2011; US$ 42.50

    Historical demographers since Malthus have characterized the West-European and Chinese demographic regimes as systems under low and high pressure, respectively. This volume examines the operation of the positive check at the two ends of the Eurasian continent by taking the Netherlands and Taiwan as representatives of the West-European and Chinese mortality... more...

  • Searching for Whitopiaby Rich Benjamin

    Hyperion 2009; US$ 18.99

    Between 2007 and 2009, Rich Benjamin, a journalist-adventurer, packed his bags and embarked on a 26,909-mile journey throughout the heart of white America, to some of the fastest-growing and whitest locales in our nation. By 2042, whites will no longer be the American majority. As immigrant populations--largely people of color--increase in cities... more...

  • Transition and Challengeby Zhongwei Zhao; Fei Guo

    Oxford University Press 2007; US$ 124.99

    With the largest population in the world, China has experienced significant demographic, social, and economic changes in recent decades. Extraordinary demographic changes took place in China in the second half of the twentieth century having wide-ranging consequences. This book, written by a group of leading experts, examines these profound changes... more...

  • Population, Family and Society in Pre-Modern Japanby Akira Hayami

    BRILL 2010; US$ 121.00

    This collection of Akira Hayami?s writings in English brings together for the first time an invaluable resource of comparative primary data on the demographic history of Japan. It contains twenty key essays in five parts: Tokugawa Japan, Demography through Telescope, Demography through Microscope, Family and Household, Afterwards. more...

  • 7 Billionby National Geographic

    National Geographic Society 2011; US$ 3.99

    Sometime in late October 2011, the 7 billionth citizen of planet Earth will be born. To mark the event, National Geographic magazine commissioned seven articles that explore the fascinating issues?including demographics, food security, climate change, fertility trends, managing biodiversity?surrounding this topic, which are collected for the first... more...