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Demography

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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Children for Families or Families for Childrenby Dudley L. Poston; Mary Ann Davis; Christine Guarneri

    Springer Fachmedien 2011; US$ 159.00

    Do adoptions provide children for families or families for children? This book analyzes the complex interactions between adopters and adoptees using historical and current data. Who are the preferred parents and children, both domestically and internationally? How do the types of adoptions-domestic adoptions, private and public through the foster care... more...

  • Gründungsaktivitäten in der zweiten Lebenshälfteby Annette Franke

    Springer 2012; US$ 49.95

    Die Potenziale des Alters in der Arbeitswelt sind in der fachöffentlichen Diskussion in Deutschland eng mit der abhängigen Beschäftigung Älterer verknüpft. Das Thema Selbstständigkeit wird bisher vor allem im Hinblick auf Abweichungen vom Normalarbeitsverhältnis eruiert, während Gründungsaktivitäten... more...

  • Elephants In the Volkswagenby Lindsey Grant

    Henry Holt and Co. 2013; US$ 7.99

    In the last century, the United States has grown from 75 million people to 250 million. Have we gone too far? How can an optimum population be identified and achieved, and how can we confront the problems now facing our overcrowded country? The Negative Population Growth group put these questions to specialists on the environment, food and energy... more...

  • Low fertility in Europeby Stijn Hoorens; Jack Clift; Laura Staetsky; Barbara Janta; Stephanie Diepeveen

    RAND Corporation 2011; US$ 9.95

    Recent statistics suggest that fertility in Europe shows signs of recovery after decades of year-on-year drops. This report updates a study on low fertility from 2004 and explores the extent, causes and consequences of the recent recovery. more...

  • American Fascism and the New Dealby Nelson A. Pichardo Almanzar; Brian W. Kulik

    Lexington Books 2013; US$ 84.99

    Social movement theory identifies factors that can predict the success or failure of social movements; however, they have left out the influence of corporate elites. American Fascism and the New Deal makes a strong case for factoring in the strength of relevant corporate elite power in the prediction of social movements. more...

  • Searching for Whitopiaby Rich Benjamin

    Hyperion 2009; US$ 11.99

    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 and... more...