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Demography: A Very Short Introduction

Demography: A Very Short Introduction  

Sarah Harper

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May 2018
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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
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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chapter
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‘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
5. The drivers

5. The drivers  

Sarah Harper

in Demography: A Very Short Introduction

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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
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9780191792724
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198725732.003.0006
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chapter
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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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chapter
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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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