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1. Demography is destiny … or not

1. Demography is destiny … or not  

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/9780198725732.003.0001
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9780198725732
It is increasingly recognized that population change plays a key role in our political systems, economies, and societies at the local, national, regional, and global level. ‘Demography is ... More
Demography: A Very Short Introduction

Demography: A Very Short Introduction  

Sarah Harper

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May 2018
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9780191792724
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10.1093/actrade/9780198725732.001.0001
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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
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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10.1093/actrade/9780198725732.003.0009
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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
4. The entrance of statistics and mathematical models

4. The entrance of statistics and mathematical models  

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/9780198725732.003.0004
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By the 19th century the study of demography had developed from John Graunt’s primitive life table to the complex statistical laws and theories of Benjamin Gompertz and William Makeham. ‘The ... More
2. From 55,000 to 7 billion

2. From 55,000 to 7 billion  

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/9780198725732.003.0002
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‘From 55,000 to 7 billion’ describes how global population has evolved over time and space, experiencing a small increase for thousands of years, until around 200 years ago when global ... More
4. What can be done to accelerate development?

4. What can be done to accelerate development?  

Ian Goldin

in Development: A Very Short Introduction

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Mar 2018
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Mar 2018
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9780191799983
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10.1093/actrade/9780198736257.003.0004
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9780198736257
The extraordinary diversity of development experiences reveals the many different available pathways that countries have chosen in order to develop. Each requires a determination to succeed ... More
3. The fathers of demographic thought

3. The fathers of demographic thought  

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/9780198725732.003.0003
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Demographic ideas can be traced back to antiquity, but it is generally accepted that demography originated in the middle of the 17th century with the English statistician, John Graunt ... 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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9780191792724
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10.1093/actrade/9780198725732.003.0007
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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
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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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
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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
6. Oikos

6. Oikos  

Erle C. Ellis

in Anthropocene: A Very Short Introduction

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Mar 2018
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Mar 2018
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9780191834738
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10.1093/actrade/9780198792987.003.0006
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9780198792987
Human reshaping of ecology has been driving the Anthropocene transition since its very first beginnings. ‘Oikos’ explains that the Anthropocene poses even greater challenges for those ... More

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