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- ABC-CLIO 2002; US$ 45.00
In 1999 the world's population reached six billion people. As experts forecast eight billion people worldwide before the year 2040, we require authoritative answers to questions about the population explosion. This book provides the resources needed to understand the issues at stake. more...
- ABC-CLIO 2006; US$ 55.00
Offering an introduction to World population, this work shows how everything from plagues and famines, to disease control and contraception, to economic development and judicial decisions have influenced population patterns. It provides an assessment of world population and the range of economic, social, and environmental issues it raises. more...
- Elsevier Science 2005; US$ 1,320.00
This four-volume collection of over 140 original chapters covers virtually everything of interest to demographers, sociologists, and others. Over 100 authors present population subjects in ways that provoke thinking and lead to the creation of new perspectives, not just facts and equations to be memorized. The articles follow a theory-methods-applications... more...
- Oxford University Press 1998; US$ 87.99 US$ 75.67
Midway through the eighteenth century, the rate of growth for the world's population was roughly at zero. Immediately after World War II, it was just above 2 percent. Ever since, it has fallen steadily. This new book, the latest offering from a distinguished expert on international economics, tells readers what this stagnation or fall in population... more...
- McGraw-Hill Education 2008; US$ 47.00
Offers an introduction to the field of ageing, highlighting the inter-connections between health, economic and social aspects of ageing. This book highlights the nature of ageing as an individual and societal experience. It is suitable for undergraduate and postgraduate students in fields such as gerontology, social policy, and social work. more...
- International Development Research Centre 2009; US$ 20.00
For more than two decades, governments and development agencies around the world have focused on reducing poverty. There have been advances, but progress has been uneven and nearly a quarter of the worlds population still suffers from extreme income poverty. Income poverty, however, is only part of the picture. A multi-faceted account... more...
- World Bank Publications 2006; US$ 49.99
Current data and trends in morbidity and mortality for the sub-Saharan Region as presented in this new edition reflect the heavy toll that HIV/AIDS has had on health indicators, leading to either a stalling or reversal of the gains made, not just for communicable disorders, but for cancers, as well as mental and neurological disorders. more...
- BRILL 2008; US$ 289.00
This Handbook explores the challenges population change poses to today?s Japan. Bringing together a roster of internationally renowned scholars, it is the first publication in English that deals with Japan?s demographic crisis in a comprehensive way, addressing social, economic, political, social security and cultural aspects of Japan?s transition. more...
- World Bank Publications 2009; US$ 9.99
This handy pocket guide is a quick reference for users interested in the gender statistics. It presents gender-disaggregated data for more than 200 countries in an easy country-by-country reference on demography, education, health, labor force, political participation and the Millennium Development Goals. The book's summary pages cover regional... more...
- SAGE India 2004; US$ 24.95
The Indian family planning programme, one of the largest public health initiatives in the world, has adopted various strategies since its inceptionnone, however, have yielded the desired results. What are the reasons for this? Why do large sections of the elite blame the population `explosion` for all the social and economic problems that India... more...