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Demography: A Very Short Introduction

Demography: A Very Short Introduction  

Sarah Harper

Print Publication Year: 
May 2018
Published Online: 
May 2018
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9780191792724
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198725732.001.0001
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book
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9780198725732
Demography—the study of people—addresses the size, distribution, composition, and density of populations, and considers the impact these factors have on individual lives and the changing ... More
3. Migration and globalization

3. Migration and globalization  

Khalid Koser

in International Migration: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

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Jun 2016
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Jun 2016
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9780191815409
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198753773.003.0003
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chapter
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9780198753773
‘Migration and globalization’ shows how international migration is an important dimension of globalization. Growing developmental, demographic, and democratic disparities provide powerful ... More
Ageing: A Very Short Introduction

Ageing: A Very Short Introduction  

Nancy A. Pachana

Print Publication Year: 
Nov 2016
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Nov 2016
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9780191792670
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198725329.001.0001
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9780198725329
Ageing: A Very Short Introduction discusses the lifelong dynamic changes in biological, psychological, and social functioning involved in ageing. Increased lifespans have ... More
4. Social and interpersonal aspects of ageing

4. Social and interpersonal aspects of ageing  

Nancy A. Pachana

in Ageing: A Very Short Introduction

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Nov 2016
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Nov 2016
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9780191792670
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10.1093/actrade/9780198725329.003.0004
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9780198725329
How we interact with others, with the physical and social environment, as well as how well we cope with life events, role changes, and positive and negative stresses all affect how we age. ... More
7. A demographer’s toolbox

7. A demographer’s toolbox  

Sarah Harper

in Demography: A Very Short Introduction

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May 2018
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May 2018
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9780191792724
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10.1093/actrade/9780198725732.003.0007
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9780198725732
‘A demographer’s toolbox’ looks at the tools, models, methods, assumptions, and uncertainties within the practice of demography. Demographers need to know that they are really finding out ... More
1. Ageing, a brief history

1. Ageing, a brief history  

Nancy A. Pachana

in Ageing: A Very Short Introduction

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Nov 2016
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Nov 2016
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9780191792670
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10.1093/actrade/9780198725329.003.0001
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How has the construct of ageing, and attitudes towards it, changed over time? How have human beings from various historical epochs, cultures, and perspectives viewed ageing? What impact ... More
5. The drivers

5. The drivers  

Sarah Harper

in Demography: A Very Short Introduction

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May 2018
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May 2018
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9780191792724
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10.1093/actrade/9780198725732.003.0005
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The size, growth, density, distribution, and age structure or composition of a population is broadly dependent on three drivers: fertility (numbers of births), mortality (number of deaths), ... More
10. Population policies and future challenges

10. Population policies and future challenges  

Sarah Harper

in Demography: A Very Short Introduction

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May 2018
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May 2018
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9780191792724
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10.1093/actrade/9780198725732.003.0010
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9780198725732
Population policies aim to modify the growth rate, composition, or distribution of a population. In practice, they can be explicit or implicit. The two main areas in which governments ... More
6. The demographic transition—centrepiece of demography

6. The demographic transition—centrepiece of demography  

Sarah Harper

in Demography: A Very Short Introduction

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May 2018
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May 2018
eISBN: 
9780191792724
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198725732.003.0006
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9780198725732
The demographic transition is regarded as a centrepiece of demography. It is the series of changes that occur as countries evolve from a stable state of high mortality and high fertility to ... More
9. Sub-disciplines arise

9. Sub-disciplines arise  

Sarah Harper

in Demography: A Very Short Introduction

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May 2018
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May 2018
eISBN: 
9780191792724
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198725732.003.0009
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9780198725732
While most of the social science disciplines deal with people, some have developed a specific interest in demographic analysis and demographic theories, and these have been formalized into ... More

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