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Demography

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  • Population, Gender and Politicsby Roger Jeffery; Patricia Jeffery

    Cambridge University Press 1997; US$ 46.00

    This is a study of the demographic processes of two castes in rural north India, that asks why fertility levels are higher among the Muslim Sheikhs than the Hindu Jats. more...

  • The Future of Motherhood in Western Societiesby Gijs Beets; Joop Schippers; Egbert R. Velde

    Springer 2010; US$ 159.00

    Most people value to have children still highly. But what is the optimal moment to have the first? The decision on having children or not and if yes on the timing of the first is one of the most difficult ones to make, also because it more or less coincides with various other heavy decisions on shaping the life course (like on union formation, labour... more...

  • Population Mattersby Nancy Birdsall; Allen C. Kelley; Steven Sinding

    Oxford University Press 2001; US$ 59.99

    The effect of demography on economic performance has been the subject of intense debate in economics for nearly two centuries. In recent years opinion has swung between the Malthusian views of Coale and Hoover, and the cornucopian views of Julian Simon. Unfortunately, until recently, data were too weak and analytical models too limited to provide clear... more...

  • Tibetan Transitionsby Geoff Childs

    BRILL 2008; US$ 147.00

    Tibetan Transitions uses the dual lenses of anthropology and demography to analyze population regulating mechanisms in traditional Tibetan societies, and to link recent fertility transitions with family systems, economic strategies, gender equity, and family planning ideologies. more...

  • Redefining Retirementby Brigitte Madrian; Olivia S. Mitchell; Beth J. Soldo

    Oxford University Press 2007; US$ 98.99

    As the leading edge of the 'Baby Boom' generation attains age 60, members of this unusually large cohort born 1946-66 are poised to redefine retirement - just as they have restructured educational, housing, and labor markets in prior days. Looking ahead, their numbers and energy are sure to have a major impact on national pensions, healthcare,... more...

  • Welcome to the Jungleby Geoffrey T. Holtz

    St. Martin's Press 2011; US$ 8.99

    The population bomb/a white one for twenty-one days, a pink one for seven/pretty baby/it's a mad mad mad mad world/meet your new family/the warehouse generation/quality time/give a hoot dont pollute/birth of a disease/I was bad because you forgot to give me my pill/teach your chidlren wrong/the feel-good school/what a difference twenty years makes/fallout... more...

  • Imploding Populations in Japan and Germanyby Florian Coulmas; Ralph Lützeler

    BRILL 2011; US$ 177.00

    This book provides a comprehensive overview of the impact of low birth-rates and population decline on Japan and Germany. Experts from both countries examine a broad range of issues, from demographic change, social ageing, family policies, family formation, work-life balance, domestic and international migration to business perspectives and labour... more...

  • Geographies of Ageingby Amanda Davies; Amity James

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2011; US$ 109.95

    This book examines the patterns and causes of uneven population ageing. It identifies those countries and localities most likely to experience population ageing and the reasons for this. Attention is also given to the role that youth migration, labour force migration, retirement migration and ageing in place have in influencing the spatial concentrations... more...

  • AS/A-Level Geography Contemporary Case Studies: Population & Migrationby Michael Witherick

    Hodder Education 2011; US$ 22.38

    Features up-to-date case studies on key topics in AS and A2 Geography. Specific questions are posed and examiner guidance is provided on how the material can be used to tackle them. more...

  • A Century and Some Changeby Ann Nixon Cooper; Karen Grigsby Bates

    Atria Books 2010; Not Available

    President-elect Barack Obama reflected on the life of Ann Nixon Cooper on Tuesday, November 4, 2008, singling her out of millions of voters, he said, because she was ?born just a generation past slavery; a time when there were no cars on the road or planes in the sky, when someone like her couldn?t vote for two reasons?because she was a woman and because... more...