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Demography

  • A Concise History of World Populationby Massimo Livi-Bacci

    Wiley 2017; US$ 46.95 US$ 40.69

    The latest edition of this classic text has been updated to reflect current trends and implications for future demographic developments. The areas of Africa, international migration and population and environment have been strengthened and statistical information has been updated throughout. A new edition of this classic history of demography text,... more...

  • The Great Levelerby Walter Scheidel

    Princeton University Press 2017; US$ 35.00 US$ 31.85

    Are mass violence and catastrophes the only forces that can seriously decrease economic inequality? To judge by thousands of years of history, the answer is yes. Tracing the global history of inequality from the Stone Age to today, Walter Scheidel shows that inequality never dies peacefully. Inequality declines when carnage and disaster strike and... more...

  • The Happiness Effectby Donna Freitas; Christian Smith

    Oxford University Press 2017; US$ 19.99

    Sexting. Cyberbullying. Narcissism. Social media has become the dominant force in young people's lives, and each day seems to bring another shocking tale of private pictures getting into the wrong hands, or a lament that young people feel compelled to share their each and every thought with the entire world. Drawing on a large-scale survey and interviews... more...

  • Population and Societyby Dudley L. Jr Poston; Leon F. Bouvier

    Cambridge University Press 2016; US$ 52.00

    Ideal for a first course in demography, this sociologically oriented textbook stresses the individual's role in population decision-making. more...

  • Business Statistics of the United States 2016by Susan Ockert

    Bernan Press 2016; US$ 174.99

    Business Statistics of the United States is a comprehensive and practical collection of data from as early as 1890 that reflects the nation's economic performance. more...

  • The Who, What, and Where of Americaby Deirdre A. Gaquin; Mary Meghan Ryan

    Bernan Press 2016; US$ 129.99

    The Who, What, and Where of America: Understanding the American Community Survey pulls details from the American Community Survey (ACS) which provides a portrait of America at a certain point in time. It includes information on topics such as race, health care, marital history, home values, commute time to work, and much more. This book covers... more...

  • Population in Chinaby Nancy E. Riley

    Wiley 2016; US$ 22.95 US$ 19.89

    China is home to a fifth of the world?s inhabitants. For the last several decades, this huge population has been in flux: fertility has fallen sharply, mortality has declined, and massive rural-to-urban migration is taking place. The state has played a direct role in these changes, seeing population control as an important part of its intention to... more...

  • Torture and the Twilight of Empireby Marnia Lazreg

    Princeton University Press 2016; US$ 24.95 US$ 22.70

    Torture and the Twilight of Empire looks at the intimate relationship between torture and colonial domination through a close examination of the French army's coercive tactics during the Algerian war from 1954 to 1962. By tracing the psychological, cultural, and political meanings of torture at the end of the French empire, Marnia Lazreg also sheds... more...

  • Population Change in Europe, the Middle-East and North Africaby Koenraad Matthijs; Karel Neels; Christiane Timmerman; Jacques Haers

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    Current demographic trends raise new questions, challenges and controversies. Comparing demographic trends in Europe and the NAME-region (North Africa and the Middle East), this book demonstrates how population change interacts with changing economic landscapes, social distinctions and political realities. A variety of drivers contribute to demographic... more...

  • Handbook of the Economics of Population Agingby John Piggott; Alan Woodland

    Elsevier Science 2016; US$ 155.00

    Handbook of the Economics of Population Aging, Volume 1 B provides the economic literature on aging and associated subjects, presenting comprehensive portraits of both social and theoretical issues. As the second of two volumes in this series on the economics of population aging, it continues the discussion, delving deeper into topics such as the... more...